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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

Green Markets Draw Enviro Tech, Solfuels to Delta

Two relative newcomers to the Arkansas roster of chemical companies continue to grow their Phillips County operations since setting up shop. read more >

Wellington Apartments Attract $17.8M Purchase (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

An affiliate of Maxus Properties of North Kansas City, Missouri, bought the 12.22-acre Wellington at Chenal Apartments at 15000 Chenal Parkway. read more >

John Rogers' New Tale: Forgeries Hit $1 Billion

From prison, John Rogers has told one of his victims that the street value of his crimes total almost a billion dollars, a boastful figure in keeping with a blustery scam artist's penchant for ditching the truth for lies and his felonious fondness for big and often inflated numbers. read more >

Historic Makeover En Route to Iconic Arlington Hotel

The new owners of the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa have been working on the Hot Springs landmark and say exciting details are upcoming. read more >

Apartment Project Trio Spawns $20.3M Sale (Real Deals)

BBR Oil LLC of Iowa City bought the 280-unit Spanish Valley Apartments, the 181-unit Spanish Willows Apartments and the 109-unit Spanish Viento Apartments in southwest Little Rock. read more >

Left in Hole by Former President, Arkansas Baptist Rebuilds Enrollment

Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College should be nearing completion of its second academic year of financial stability heading toward the start of the 2018 fall semester. That was the plan. read more >

WLR Comfort Suites Hosts $6.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

LR Markham Apartments LLC bought the 90-room hotel at 11 Crossings Court in west Little Rock. read more >

Community State Bank Awaits Bankruptcy Clarity

More than a year has passed since an investment group led by Jeff Hobbs took on the role of would-be buyer of Community State Bank in Bradley. read more >

Calhoun County Tops List of Smallest Bank Markets in Arkansas

Community State Bank retains its title as the smallest bank in Arkansas, but its Lafayette County market is not the smallest. read more >

NLR Apartments Sale Tops $3.8M Mark (Real Deals)

An Oklahoma company bought the 210-unit New Horizon Apartments at 4907 August Circle and the eight-unit New Haven Apartments at 1815 Broken Arrow Drive. read more >