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Thumbs! (6/1/19)

Holy crap! I’ve got a new laptop and ready to write some. How about some Thumbs! to get something going? Tough. You’re getting them anyway, Let’s play.

  • Thumbs UP! to Dustin Pierce and the crew at C&D Family Pawn. They got me a great price on a laptop and helped jumpstart SouthsideCentral yet again. I highly recommend you going to their recently expanded store on Piney Forest Road and seeing everything that they have for sale.
  • Thumbs UP! to the Reidsville NC Chamber of Commerce for picking up the reins and keeping the Reidsville Cruise-In going after the car club lost interest in it. It’s still a work in progress but I went to the May one and it’s still a destination event on the 2nd Friday night of every month.
  • Finally, a Shameless Plug for me (and an opportunity for you to get great furniture. Thumbs UP! to ME, dammit. I’m now working at Ashley HomeStore in Danviile, so if you’re looking for some great new furniture at great prices, come to the store and ask for me. I’ll take great care of you and show you what makes Ashley HomeStore the best furniture store in the region. And I’ll get you the best price possible. That’s a promise.

Well, WordPress has changed since the last time I’ve written an article and I can’t figure out how to do the colors. Yet. But hell, you’ve got a lame Thumbs! article to restart SouthsideCentral again. And again. Heh.

More coming up on SouthsideCentral!

RandomThoughts! (12/21/18)

It’s the RandomThoughts! Special Holiday Edition. Of course, any time you get a SouthsideCentral website article, it’s a special occasion. Let’s go!

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Danville School Board (11/20/18)

Tonight’s meeting (yes, it’s a meeting) has the potential to be a hilarious yet sad disaster. I’m going to cover it LIVE! , so refresh the page often for the latest happenings, commentary and maybe photos. Let’s get started!

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Maurice Lovern hates me!

And I’m perfectly fine with that. I get a lot of hate mail because I’m opinionated and don’t back down from anything or anybody. But I’ve got one person who’s losing his mind over hating me.

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Endorsement: Denver Riggleman for 5th District House of Representatives

We’ve got two candidates with no experience. This one came down to who’s more in touch with the region.

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RandomThoughts! (10/8/18)

Hey! I remembered how this thing works. Let’s think randomly…

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Danville City Council – LIVE! (6/5/18)

Folks, I’m going to be straight with you.This article is beyond repair because I was trying too many new tech stuff at one time.

I’m just going to leave the article how and where it is and learn from my lessons. I’ll do better next time.

For happenings at the meeting, go to the SouthsideCentral Facebook page, the Southside News & Views Facebook group or my own personal Facebook page.

Don’t forget to follow SouthsideCentral on Twitter & Instagram too!

I know what doesn’t work, so I’ll improve on the next LIVE! coverage article.


We’re LIVE! at Danville’s Municipal Building for all three of Danville City Council’s meetings tonight. Keep refreshing this page often for the latest happenings, comments and photos. Also keep a check on our other social media channels for other goodies.

Let’s get started!

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Parking Jerk of the Day! (5/23/18)

If we’re going to get SouthsideCentral back up to speed, then we have to do a PJotD!

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RandomThoughts! (5/22/18)

I’ve been thinking. Beware.

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Danville City Council – LIVE! (5/15/18)

SouthsideCentral was LIVE! at the Danville Municipal Building for Tuesday’s Danville City Council budget work session, the business session and the work session.

This article is now complete.

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RIFA – LIVE! (5/14/18)

Well looky here! We’re going to do a trial run of real time updating a LIVE! event.

It’s time for this month’s Regional Industrial Facilities Authority meeting and SouthsideCentral is here LIVE!

Refresh this page often to see the latest happenings, comments and photos. Today’s meeting starts at noon.

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2018 Danville School Board Endorsements

Seven candidates. Three open seats. This one is tough to choose from

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2018 Danville City Council Endorsements

It’s that time of year again. Here’s my SouthsideCentral endorsements for the Danville City Council election on May 1st

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RandomThoughts! (12/17/17)

Ah, what the hell.

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RandomThoughts! (11/5/17)

This is an easy article format, so you’re getting another one. Heh.

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RandomThoughts! (10/24/17)

I got the date correct before I published the article this time. Maybe I’m figuring this thing out. Heh.

Let’s see what I’m thinking about this time.

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RandomThoughts! (10/7/17)

Since my new system worked great, let’s get things going (again) with a RandomThoughts article.

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Testing the new mobile system.

Hey, this just might work!

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RandomThoughts! (1/18/17)

I’ve got a new computer. I’ve got a new phone. Crap just got real.

Let’s think randomly.

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Danville City Council (12/6/15) – LIVE! 

We’re LIVE! at Danville’s Municipal Building for tonight’s set of City Council meetings. 

We’re starting with the 5:30 special session about violent crime. Police Chief talks about the history to start off. Broadfoot clearly says there are gangs in the city with an age range from 14-25 years old. 

He talks about a proposal to add fixed video monitoring to major intersections and then to high-risk neighborhoods. He acknowledged the civil liberties concerns of that idea. Broadfoot also semi-introduces the new crime data analyst. His job is currently funded by a grant, and Broadfoot says they’ll be looking for city funding once the grant runs out. They’ll also ask for a property & evidence technician, a false alarm reduction program and additional patrol vehicles. 

City Manager Ken Larking now takes the podium for civilian ways to help. That includes adding to the rental inspection districts, a graffiti abatement program to remove graffiti at no cost to the owner and additional Parks & Recreation programs for at-risk children and youth. 

All of the regional TV stations are including WFXR, who wouldn’t normally know where Danville is. Heh. Some new WSET reporter  shows up around 5:40 PM. 

Lee Vogler suggests that minor incidents could be handled by non-sworn personnel. Broadfoot says that would be be hard for the public to support because people expect police officers to respond. 

There’s strong support for the proposal to give incentives to police officers to live in high-risk areas. 

Broadfoot points out that shots fired calls are frequent. We’re running out of time for this meeting, and the business session is coming up at 7 PM. 

Larry Campbell asks if the increased police enforcement will cause problems like he talked about during Round 1 of the Street Crimes Unit. John Gilstrap gives the 10 minute warning. 

Sherman Saunders asks about the transparency of crime reporting. Broadfoot says every crime is handled by an officer & reported, and some other departments use internet-based reporting of minor crimes so they don’t appear in statistics. 

The police department has 131 officers and the authorized number is 135. James Buckner floats upping that number to 150, and Broadfoot says they can do the job at 135 (or close to that). 

We move to the business meeting. Lee Vogler does the prayer and leads the Pledge of Allegiance. Dr. Frank Vickers from the Southside Community Services Board hoes over their annual report and what they do. 

Sheila Baynes is first in the public comment section and she talks about studies on how to deal with at-risk youth. Felicia Gordon is next, and she suggests pilot programs to work on violent crime in the communities. I’ve criticized her before, but she’s doing well tonight. Tony Henderson is next and urges investment in the youth. Jessica Griffith takes the podium and talks about a joint police/council/citizen meeting.

We move to the old business, appointments and new business. In a strange situation, Fred Shanks represents a client in a rezoning case, then goes back up to abstain due to the conflict of interest. Nick Sapounakes is asking for a Special Use Permit to put a “short term vehicle storage” across from the airport. 

RandomThoughts! (11/28/16)

Hey! SouthsideCentral is on a new server and with an upgraded hosting package! Yeah, I know you don’t care. Heh.

Let’s think randomly!

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Endorsement: Will Pace for Chatham Town Council

It’s good to see a young person come back to the Southside region and want to make a difference. Will Pace is one of those people and SouthsideCentral supports his candidacy strongly.

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RandomThoughts! (11/2/16)

There’s a reason that the word “Random” is in “RandomThoughts!”

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Thumbs! (11/1/16)

SouthsideCentral is back, baby! (Well, we hope so at least.) We’ve worked out a new schedule to get articles written and we’ll see how good it goes over the next few weeks.

Let’s kick it off with some Thumbs! Are they UP? Or are they DOWN?  Let’s find out…

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UPDATED: Thumbs! (10/12/16)

(Editor’s Note: I’m flagging this in the “Errors & Omissions” category because I’m retracting some comments that I made in one of the items.)

What I got is what you want. If you want Thumbs!, that is.

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