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George Waldon

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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

Grand Jury Indicts 4 Tied to One Bank Loans to Alberto Solaroli

A grand jury indictment names a quartet of former top executives at One Bank & Trust in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the federal government. A 20-page superseding indictment filed in Little Rock U.S. District Court targets Gary Rickenbach, Michael Heald, Tom Whitehead and Brad Paul. read more >

Prospective Rogers Archive Buyer Tells Judge It Can Do The Deal

A would-be buyer is trying to breathe new life into its $59 million offer for the North Little Rock photo archives and sports memorabilia business once controlled by John Rogers. read more >

Texas Ratios Mostly Improve For Lenders

Seven Arkansas lenders recorded Texas Ratios higher than 50 during the third quarter in 2014. Four of those improved their balance sheet by year's end to fall below that line. read more >

Pyramid Transaction Adds Up to $2.9M (Real Deals)

A 17,192-SF commercial project in west Little Rock weighed in at $2.9 million. More than 168 acres near Maumelle are under new ownership after a $1.2 million foreclosure sale. And an 11.5-acre apartment tract in west Little Rock changed hands in a $1.1 million deal. read more >

George Dunklin the High Bidder in Auction of Arkansas, Jefferson County Land

George Dunklin Jr. was the high bidder at a court-ordered auction of his family's 15,881-acre farming and hunting holdings in Arkansas and Jefferson counties, sources tell Arkansas Business. read more >

Auction of M.E. Black Farms Set for Tuesday

The countdown is under the 24-hour mark for the public auction of the M.E. Black Farms, expected by some to draw more than $50 million. read more >

Wilmington Apartments Visited by $3.9M Sale (Real Deals)

The sale of a 120-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock weighed in at $3.85 million. Construction of a 25,000-SF home improvement store is in motion after a $2.1 million land deal in west Little Rock. And a 55,565-SF mini-storage facility in southwest Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.7 million. read more >

Seeds of Truman Arnold Began with Road Runner

TAC Air was launched nearly 30 years ago as Road Runner Aviation, a subsidiary of Truman Arnold Cos. ranked by Forbes at No. 215 among the largest private companies in America with more than $2.1 billion in revenue. read more >

TAC Air Lands Long-Term Deal at Clinton National Airport

TAC Air of Dallas has committed to invest $11 million in capital improvements and more to benefit general aviation and commercial air service at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. read more >

Red Alert's $59 Million Offer Not Backed by Cash

A $59 million letter of intent in January got the ball rolling for the possible sale of photo archives and sports memorabilia collected by John Rogers. read more >