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George Waldon

Senior Editor

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George Waldon joined Arkansas Business in 1985 as an associate editor and has covered a smorgasbord of topics during his tenure, ranging from weighty matters to the absurd. He grew up in Corning (Clay County), graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and worked as a general assignment reporter at the El Dorado News-Times before signing on with Arkansas Business.

Waldon edits Arkansas Business' Whispers column and writes the weekly Real Deals column on Arkansas real estate transactions. He's also one of the state's most experienced banking reporters.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Banker, Investor Testify in Rogers Hearing in Chicago

A federal judge in Chicago ordered that serial fraudster John Rogers remain near the courtroom and within sight of FBI agents until a hearing is reconvened at 1:30 today. read more >

Mr. Rogers In Chicago: Can You Say Prison? This article is available only in print.

Instead of plea-reduced sentencing, John Rogers faces a bond revocation hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago for financially enriching himself through more illegal shenanigans. read more >

B&B Solutions Facility Draws $2.2M Sale (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

Woodmont Mabelvale LLC of New York bought the 38,000-SF office-warehouse facility in southwest Little Rock from BNBS Properties LLC, led by Jerry Spears. read more >

Citing Continued Criminal Acts, Federal Prosecutors Seek 141-Month Sentence for John Rogers

When the North Little Rock dealer in sports memorabilia and vintage photographs is sentenced, prosecutors are asking for 141 months in federal prison and $22 million in restitution read more >

Troubled Midtown Bryant Project Positioned for a Restart

Midtown Bryant is close to achieving escape velocity from years of financial and legal entanglements that have hindered progress on the visionary real estate project. read more >

Westbridge Apartments Add Up to $5M Sale (Real Deals)

Two pieces of a Little Rock apartment project combined for deals totaling $5 million. read more >

FNBC Bank Loan of $150 in '41 Writes Script for Video Award

FNBC Bank of Ash Flat received national recognition from the American Bankers Association at the second annual ABA Bank Marketing Video Awards in New Orleans. read more >

Heartland, One Bank See More Red in 3Q

Two Little Rock banks in need of capital are traveling divergent paths in search of balance sheet stability. read more >

Terra Vista Apartments Visited by $3.3M Sale (Real Deals)

An affiliate of Republic Funds of Toronto bought the 205-unit Terra Vista Apartments at 4811 Terra Vista Circle in Little Rock. read more >

In Court With No Attorney, John Rogers' Plea Hearing Moved to January

A plea and arraignment hearing for John Rogers is moved to Jan. 8 after Rogers showed up in court without an attorney. read more >