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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.

Latest Articles

Tyronza Bancshares Acquisition Tops $8.4M

Tyronza Bancshares Acquisition Tops $8.4M

Banking & Finance

The purchase of Tyronza Bancshares Inc. by Big Creek Bancshares Inc. represents a nearly $8.5 million transaction. The acquisition of the parent company of Marked Tree's First Delta Bank is an all-cash deal. read more >

Riverdale Retail Land Tops $8.3M (Real Deals)

Riverdale Retail Land Tops $8.3M (Real Deals)

Banking & FinanceRestaurants & FoodReal Deals

Kappa Realty LLC, led by Chris Robertson, bought the 17.6-acre home of the Riverdale Shopping Center at 2500-2610 Cantrell Road from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. read more >

First Security Bancorp Burgeons Into Big Time

First Security Bancorp Burgeons Into Big Time

Banking & FinanceCover Story

These days, the First Security name is shared among 21 lenders in 15 states around the nation. But the biggest in the land by far is the $5.3 billion-asset financial institution that makes its home in Searcy. read more >