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Happy Trails, Phi-lly Cheese Steaks & Things!

Damn. Damn. Damn.


Softball Practice With US Green Energy

Unchallenged horsecrap is horsecrap.


Let’s look at Ed Newsome’s contract…

So you want to know how much Ed Newsome gets paid? You want to see the terms of his employment contract?

You got it.


The US Green Energy – Tobacco Commission Agreement

Since we’ve been covering the US Green Energy Job Bust and the news that Danville will have to repay the grant money if the company can’t, we thought our readers would like to see what the agreement actually looked like.


We’re a Job Bust. Trust us.

Anytime that news is dumped out on Friday afternoon, it’s not going to be good news.


“I’ll tell you where you can put your tanks, buddy.”

For a “public relations officer”, this guy needs to learn about public relations.


Happy Trails, Mackenzie Osadchuk!

Danville’s Office of Economic Development is losing another employee.


UPDATED: Happy Trails, AAF Tank Museum!

It’s official. You’ll soon be able to call the building the old Disston plant again.


Happy Trails, Libby Hill Seafood!

We had a feeling it was going to happen soon…


Downtown Danville Scavenger Hunt – LIVE!

SouthsideCentral had a terrific LIVE! time at Thursday’s Downtown Danville Scavenger hunt. If you missed it, we’ve got a PhotoCentral tour of our leisurely run up and down Main St.


UPDATED: Happy Trails, Virdia!

Editor’s Note: I’ve retracted the part of the article that says Virdia was the recipient of Free Money. The SENTEC building was built using Tobacco Commission money. – BruceH

Green Energy. Turning biomass into something useful. Lots of Free Government Money. Wow, I didn’t see this Job Bust coming. (Actually, I did.)


Thumbs! (5/29/2014)

I have Thumbs! They go UP! They go DOWN! Come look at my Thumbs! in this edition.



(Editor’s Note: We’re catching up after a few days of “actual reality before virtual reality”.)

Worst “-gate” scandal title ever, but we move on. So, the two McDonalds in South Boston and the one in Clarksville sent a bunch of employees packing last week. Outrage and protests followed. Let’s take a look at it…


Jeff Reed 110 – Halifax County 0

After looking at that scoreboard, I wonder if the Halifax County IDA is having second thoughts…


What’s the going rate for an “Economic Development Consultant”?

People love to know the salaries of City of Danville employees, so I decided to find out how much Economic Development Consultant Linwood Wright was being paid…


Halifax County hits the Big Time!

Remain calm. All is well. Planning for only 7000 people has been handled. They got this. Yes, it’s ridiculous.


Time Machine: Once, Twice, Three Times a Job Bust

This is a strange mashup of two SouthsideCentral types of features. We’re going to hop in the Time Machine and go back to November 20, 2012. That’s the day that Danville City Council approved grant money to a losing trifecta of Job Busts. Get ready for a not so fun ride…


The free money had nothing to do with it…

I love economic development spin. Actually, I love to expose economic development spin and mock the hell out of it.


Happy Anniversary, Macerata Wheels!

It was about a year ago that there was a big announcement that promised 101 new jobs over the next three years. I bet you know where this is going…


Some thoughts about today’s Danville Job Fair…

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce hosted a job fair at the Institute today (with a lot of help from numerous partners). SouthsideCentral was there covering it (and hey, looking for a new job too!) and I’ve got a Big Board of Random Thoughts about it.


The dead (companies) are spinning…

Today, we finally got some information from the Danville’s Economic Development office about the quite comatose GOK furniture company. I don’t believe a damned word of it.


Whiskey Sanity

I’ve got to give Henry County officials credit for doing the right thing.


Web Parts: Inside the Job Bust

I’d like to thank Mia Brantley for granting permission to republish an essay that she wrote about her experience working Web Parts, LLC (the quite dead Job Bust where the owner has bailed out of town). Mia’s an excellent writer and I’m glad to feature her story here on SouthsideCentral.


EXCLUSIVE: The Newest Job Bust: GOK Industries

I’ve been working on this story for a few weeks and I now have enough properly sourced information to publish it. GOK Industries is not going to build their Danville furniture plant and will not be creating the 300 jobs as promised in the announcement. You’ve heard it first on SouthsideCentral.


LIVE! with the DPC Chamber of Commerce (3/27/14)

We’re LIVE! at tonight’s Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce events at the Institute. We’re starting it off with a workshop on business networking and will have this month’s Business After Hours later tonight. Be sure to refresh this page often to get the latest on what’s happening tonight.

We’re starting off with a workshop [...]