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 …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Music festival to celebrate renovated theater's return
It’s been one year since the 80-year-old Buckhead Theatre came back to life as a local gathering spot in the city’s premier neighborhood. And of course, there’s a party planned to celebrate the anniversary. The former Roxy Theater at 3110 Roswell Road dates back to 1931, when it was a favorite neighborhood hangout for kids and adults. It held particularly fond memories for Charlie Loudermilk, the Buckhead resident and founder of Aaron's Inc., who spearheaded the building’s rebirth. “I was a poor boy, and a joy in my life was to go every Saturday morning to see a movie at the Buckhead Theatre,” said Loudermilk. “Back then, a nickel got you in. Radio characters like the Lone Ranger and Tex Ritter came alive on the big screen. [It] was the …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The top headlines of the week for July 11-15, 2011
Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT 1 Superintendent. King Middle School's Principal Named To Regional Superintendent Post. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Commissioners Cut CCT Bus Routes. Tragic Day: Police, Attorney Say Victim Probably Didn't See it Coming. Avondale Estates Police Officer Involved in Shooting. Decatur School Board Raises Millage Rate by One Mill. DeKalb School Board Votes on Cell Phone Towers. Police Arrest Midtown Building Security Guard in Fatal Shooting. Austell-based Cobb Taxpayers Association Wants Residents to Oppose New Tax Increase. Charlie Loudermilk Statue Unveiled in Birthday Surprise.
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.