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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

West Little Rock E-Z Mart Rings Up $1.4 Million Sale (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

An affiliate of New York's Getty Realty Corp. bought the 11911 Mara Lynn Drive project from E-Z Mart Stores Inc., led by Sonja Hubbard. read more >

Bailey-Led BSR REIT Goes Public Via Toronto

BSR, an $870 million-asset real estate investment trust headquartered in Little Rock, quietly made its debut as a public company by way of Canada. read more >

Doggett NLR Purchase Closes at $12.8 Million (Real Deals)

Doggett Properties Arkansas LR LLC, an affiliate of Leslie Doggett Industries of Houston, Texas, acquired the 87,531-SF Truck Centers of Arkansas complex at 11700 Valentine Road. read more >

NLR Pharmacy Prescribed Following $2.2M Site Sale (Real Deals)

An affiliate of CVS Pharmacy purchased the Lakewood Exxon at 2501 McCain Blvd. The seller is C&E Investments LLC, led by Jimmy and Vanessa Crossfield. read more >

FNB Crossett Poised to Join Public Company

The pending $12.8 million acquisition of Crossett's Ashley Bancstock Co. and its First National Bank will turn the buyer, Century Next Financial Corp. of Ruston, Louisiana, into a multistate banking holding company. read more >

One Bank, Landlord Tussle in Lawsuit Over Former OneBanc Branch

A Little Rock landlord says One Bank is still on the financial hook for a closed branch office on Cantrell Road. read more >

E-Z Mart Combo Buy Closes at Nearly $1.3M (Real Deals)

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, bought two Little Rock convenience stores from E-Z Mart Stores Inc., led by Sonja Hubbard. read more >

Regulators Question Valuations of Acme Holdings' ESOP

The Acme Holding Co. Employee Stock Ownership Plan once was considered a source of pride for Allied Bank. The chairman and CEO of Acme Holding gushed about the ESOP's value for retirement-minded Allied staffers. read more >

Sherwood Retail Center Attracts $4.1M Sale (Real Deals)

Liquid Texas LLC purchased the 123,873-SF retail project in Sherwood from BRE DDR Br Sherwood AR LLC of New York. read more >

Sherwood RV Development Attracts $6.3M Purchase (Real Deals)

an affiliate of Freedom Roads/Camping World of Lincolnshire, Illinois, acquired the River City Recreation World at 6721 Warden Road. read more >