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Happy Trails, Danville Hybrid Vehicles!

It’s time to declare another Job Bust dead.

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PhotoCentral: Business After Hours (8/14/2014) – Part 2

We’re continuing on from Part #1 of this PhotoCentral on the Business After Hours.

Here comes more photos!

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PhotoCentral: Business After Hours (8/14/2014) – Part 1

SouthsideCentral had a terrific time at Thursday’s Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours… but then we always do!

This month’s event was held at American National University on Old Riverside Drive in Danville.

We’ve got so many photos to share that we’re making this a two-part article. Let’s get Part #1 going!

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RIFA – LIVE! (8/11/2014)

We’ve cleaned up the article, added more commentary and some bonus photos. This article is complete.

The Regional Industrial Facilities Authority is having their monthly meeting today at noon, and SouthsideCentral is here LIVE! The meeting starts at noon, and our LIVE! coverage should start around 11:50AM

We’re at the Danville Regional Airport to see [...]

Time Machine: Zeyuan Flooring’s Move!

Let’s hop into the SouthsideCentral Time Machine and head back to April 14th. That’s the day when we got a Spin-O-Rama about the GOK Furniture company and Zeyuan Flooring.

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BREAKING: Sky Valley Foods relocating to Danville

Updated and completed with some photos from the event courtesy of Arnold Hendrix, the city’s public information officer.

Sky Valley Foods will be relocating their operations to Danville from Yanceyville, NC. They will also be expanding their production.

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“State of the Region” Address – LIVE!

We’re LIVE! at the Institute for the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s “State of the Region” address. Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jessie Barksdale and Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders will give speeches about the progress of the region this morning.

Refresh this page often for the latest happenings, commentary and photos!

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Register & Bee goes pay-to-read… again.

It’s going to cost you to read yesterday’s news at GoDanRiver. Again.

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Happy Trails, Phi-lly Cheese Steaks & Things!

Damn. Damn. Damn.

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Softball Practice With US Green Energy

Unchallenged horsecrap is horsecrap.

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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.

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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.

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We’re a Job Bust. Trust us.

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

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

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

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Happy Trails, Mackenzie Osadchuk!

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

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UPDATED: Happy Trails, AAF Tank Museum!

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

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Happy Trails, Libby Hill Seafood!

We had a feeling it was going to happen soon…

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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.

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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.)

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Thumbs! (5/29/2014)

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

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McDonaldLandGate

(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…

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Jeff Reed 110 – Halifax County 0

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

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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…

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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.

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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…

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