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PhotoCentral: August Reidsville Cruise-In – Part #1

Downtown Reidsville NC had their monthly Cruise-In on August 14th, and SouthsideCentral was there! We’re starting a series of PhotoCentral articles with lots of photos from the event. We’ll keep pushing more in this series of articles out over the next week, but let’s get started with this first PhotoCentral as we arrived at the event around 6:00 PM.


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RandomThoughts! (8/27/15)

I haven’t Randomly Thought in over seven weeks. Let’s fix that problem now.


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Folks, this isn’t helping one damned bit.

I get it. You’re mad that the 3rd National Flag of the confederacy isn’t flying on the Sutherlin Mansion grounds anymore.

This isn’t the way to show your objections.


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Danville Utility Commission – LIVE! (8/24/15)

SouthsideCentral was LIVE! at Danville City Hall for today’s Danville Utility Commission meeting. This article is complete, so enjoy the recap.

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QuickHits! (8/23/15)

It’s still Sunday, so it’s still QuickHits! day. Let’s take a look at some of the stories that have caught my eye in the past week.


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Sneak Preview: “Me’s Burgers & Brews”

“Jake’s On Main” is in the middle of their last weekend in Danville’s River District, but a new restaurant is moving right in after they shut down.


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NumbersCentral: How many students in Danville Public Schools?

At Thursday night’s Danville School Board meeting, they discussed the customary enrollment count taken at the start of the school year. I found these numbers to be quite interesting, so I wanted you to see them too.


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Danville School Board – LIVE! (8/20/15)

We’re LIVE! at the Danville Public Schools central office for tonight’s Danville School Board meeting. This article is now complete.

We’ll also be swinging by Music on Main at the Main St. Plaza and then head to Texas Steakhouse & Saloon where Matt Crowder is tonight’s “Tunes at the Saloon” musical guest from 6 to 9 PM. Click on the Texas Steakhouse banner above to get a coupon for a free appetizer with your meal.

Let’s get this night started!


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Danville City Council – LIVE! (8/18/15)

SouthsideCentral was LIVE! at Tuesday’s Danville City Council meeting. This article is now complete.


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“…I KNOW are true!” (8/18/15)

I’m going to make a lot of people mad but the truth sometime hurts. Get ready because… “These five things I KNOW are true!”


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QuickHits! (8/17/15)

So I took the weekend off…

It’s Sunday Monday, and that means it’s QuickHits! day. (Except last week when it wasn’t, but who’s counting?) Let’s take a look at some stories that have caught my eye over the past week.


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“Tunes at the Saloon” – Ricochet Biscuit

This weekend at SouthsideCentral, we’re catching up with videos of recent musical guests from Danville’s Texas Steakhouse & Saloon‘s “Tunes at the Saloon” music series. We’re there every Thursday night for a great meal and great music. Join us! Click on this link to get a free appetizer with your meal purchase.

In this article, we’ve got videos from Ricochet Biscuit’s recent performance. Glenn Davis & Spark Schmitt make an excellent duo. Enjoy the extended video clips.


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“Tunes at the Saloon” – Ray Martin (8/13/15)

If you weren’t at Danville’s Texas Steakhouse & Saloon on Thursday night, you missed a great performance by Ray Martin. Let’s take a look and listen to three extended-length videos from his show last night. We’d also like to remind you that you can click on this link to get a coupon for a free appetizer with your next meal there.

Let’s hear some great music!


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Industrial Development Authority – LIVE! (8/11/15)

We’re moving along in our SouthsideCentral coverage of Tuesday meetings. Now, we’re LIVE! at Danville City Hall for today’s Industrial Development Authority meeting. This meeting starts at 11 AM. Be sure to refresh this page for the latest happening, photos and commentary. We’ll clean the article up and hopefully add bonus coverage when we get to the editing process. Let’s get started!


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“State of the Region” – LIVE!

We’re running behind on cleaning up our previous articles, but that’s not going to stop us from covering a busy Tuesday here on SouthsideCentral. We’re LIVE! at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research for this morning’s Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s “State of the Region” breakfast meeting.

Today, Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors chairman Brenda Bowman & Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders will talk about what’s going on in the region. Refresh this page often for the latest photos, happenings and commentary. We will eventually clean the article up and add bonus coverage in the editing process. Today’s meeting starts at 7:30 AM.


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Danville Planning Commission – LIVE! (8/10/15)

The best local government coverage keeps coming here at SouthsideCentral. We’re now LIVE! at Danville City Hall for today’s 3 PM Planning Commission meeting. Be sure to refresh this page often because we’ll have the latest happenings, photos and commentary added on a continuous basis. We’ll clean the page up in the editing process. Let’s get started.

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RIFA – LIVE! (8/10/15)

We were LIVE! at the Danville Regional Airport for Monday’s Regional Industrial Facilities Authority meeting that started at noon. This article is now complete.

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“Say, That’s Odd”: Good Seats Still Available

We admit that this article could be crappy. Heh.


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PhotoCentral: A Sunday Morning Good Deed…

…that you probably didn’t know about. With all of the recent confederate flag controversy, it’s time for everybody to see that people on both sides of the issue can do excellent things for the community.

Every Sunday morning, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (Pittsylvania Vindicators Camp #828) meet at Danville’s Green Hill Cemetery. They volunteer do extra bits of maintenance and housekeeping to make the historic gravesites look even better. Special thanks go to Ed Chaney for sharing these photos of this morning’s work.


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YouCentral: Buddy Rawley’s Confederate Flag Speech

SouthsideCentral is pleased to publish opinion pieces from all elected officials as well as from our readers. Use the “Contact Us!” link at the top of every SouthsideCentral page to send your submissions in.

In this YouCentral article, we’re publishing Buddy Rawley’s speech from Danville City Council’s Thursday night meeting.


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YouCentral: Lee Vogler’s Confederate Flag Speech

As in the previous YouCentral article, SouthsideCentral is pleased to print all types of commentary. Here, we publish Lee Vogler’s speech from Danville City Council’s Thursday night meeting.


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YouCentral: Virginia Organizing’s Flag Removal Statement

Here at SouthsideCentral, we invite all people and organizations to send us opinion pieces and statements. We will publish them unedited on a space-available basis. YouCentral articles are solely the opinion of the writer or organization. They do not necessarily represent the views of SouthsideCentral nor of our advertisers. We also encourage comments on these articles as well as opposing viewpoints (and we’ll be glad to publish them, too).

Today, we have a statement from Virginia Organizing regarding Thursday night’s Danville City Council vote to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.


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Danville City Council – LIVE! (8/6/15)

(Editor’s Note: This article is now complete.)


We’re LIVE! at Danville City Hall for tonight’s City Council meeting. It’s going to be a long one, so thanks in advance for following along with SouthsideCentral. We’ve already got our “pregame show” article with what’s been going on up to now.

Refresh this page often for the latest happenings, photos and commentary. We’ll clean this article up and add bonus coverage once we get home tonight. Buckle your seatbelts… we’re going LIVE!


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Danville City Council – Before the Meeting (8/6/15)

Editor’s Note: This article is now complete.


The Super Bowl has a pregame show because it’s the biggest football game of the year. Tonight’s Danville City Council meeting is the equivalent of the Super Bowl (except the outcome is already known here).

This article will have photos, commentary and happenings from anything that is going on before the 7:00 PM meeting starts. Refresh the page often for the latest. We’ll have a separate article with our LIVE! coverage of the meeting. We’ll clean this article up once we get home and add lots of bonus coverage. Let’s get started.


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BettingLine!: Flagmageddon Day (Part #2)

If you’ve got the virtual money, we’ve got the virtual BettingLine. Here comes some more proposition bets for Thursday’s Danville City Council meeting. I think they’re going to have a lot of people there and talk about a Confederate flag. Or something like that.

If you need an explanation of a money line, I’ve got it in the first BettingLine! article. Oh yeah… For Entertainment Purposes Only. Heh.


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