Monday, August 27, 2012
The Buckhead businessman and philanthropist is stepping down as chairman of the company's board.
Buckhead business legend Charlie Loudermilk is taking another step in handing off leadership of Aaron's, the rent-to-own company that he founded, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The article said Loudermilk announced Monday that he will step down as the chairman of the company's board in mid-September to become chairman emeritus. Loudermilk, who grew up in the community, is also well known for his philanthropic work. He bought and renovated that former Roxy Theater, now known as the Buckhead Theatre. “I restored a central spot of my boyhood dreams and have, at the same time, contributed something special to Buckhead, which also means a lot to me,” said Loudermilk. A park in front of the theater bears his name and a statue that …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Buckhead company names former Delta executive to post
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
King Middle School's Principal Named to Regional Superintendent Post. Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT1 Superintendent. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Inman Park Developer Snagged With $1,000 Penalty. Board Votes Down Cell Tower at Medlock. Charlie Loudermilk Status Unveiled on His 84th Birthday.
Aaron's founder receives surprise party at Charlie Loudermilk Park
Buckhead icon Charlie Loudermilk received a grand birthday surprise Tuesday morning: A statue of the Aaron's Inc. founder was unveiled at the Buckhead park that bears his name. Upon arriving at Charlie Loudermilk Park in the traditional heart of Buckhead, Loudermilk encountered a huge crowd of well-wishers and a number of fellow Atlanta legends. Noted architect John Portman, Loudermilk's lifelong friend; former Atlanta Mayor and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young; former Mayor and Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell; and current Mayor Kasim Reed helped Loudermilk celebrate his 84th birthday on the hot, muggy day. Members of Loudermilk's family and Aaron's employees also were in attendance. Reed, along with Portman and Young, expressed …