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RumorBusting: Associate degrees will be granted!

Earlier this afternoon, I got a tip that said some Halifax County school students would not get their dual-enrollment associate’s degrees. I’ve done the research on this story and it is FALSE.


Danville School Board – LIVE! (8/7/2014)

Editor’s note: This article is now complete. We’ve added more commentary and a lot of bonus photos.

We’re LIVE! at the Danville School Board meeting tonight. We may have abbreviated coverage because we also have Danville City Council’s meeting at 7PM. Be sure to refresh this page for the latest photos, happenings and commentary. We’ll [...]

Return Of The Rat Crap Controversy

You’re fired. You’re rehired. Well, sorta hired. You’re hired, but to a job where we’re never going to call you to work.

Hoo boy.


Danville School Board LIVE! (7/17/2014)

If you want LIVE! coverage and LIVE! opinions and analysis of what’s happening at tonight’s Danville School Board meeting, you’ve come to the right place.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 6PM and we’ll start our SouthsideCentral coverage a little earlier than that. Acting superintendent Kathy Osborne has promised us wi-fi connectivity so we’ll be able to [...]

Merle Herndon Ain’t Goin’ Anywhere

I’m halfway sorry to have to smack a vocal minority of Halifax County residents in the face with that headline.


BreakDown: Tuesday’s Danville School Board Meeting

Let’s do a BreakDown of Tuesday night’s Danville School Board meeting. SouthsideCentral will be covering Danville’s school board meetings now and it was our first time doing it LIVE! – so let’s see what happens, what happened and our thoughts about why it happened.


Danville School Board LIVE! (7/8/14)

And we’re done. This article is complete. Thanks for making this another terrific SouthsideCentral day!


That’s right, folks! SouthsideCentral is going to start covering meetings of the Danville School Board, and we’ll be doing it LIVE! Tonight’s meeting starts at 7 PM and we’ll start our LIVE! coverage around 6:30 PM. Remember to refresh [...]

The Ed Newsome Final Analysis

It’s over. Danville School Superintendent Ed Newsome is no longer with the Danville Public School system. Let’s analyze what happened.


Danville School Board LIVE! (6/30/2014)

(Editor’s note: We’re cleaning up this article but the information is final. Bear with the one-sentence paragraphs for a while as the article was written in LIVE! mode.)

SouthsideCentral is LIVE! at today’s Danville School Board meeting. The meeting starts at 4:45 PM and we’ll start our LIVE! coverage around an hour before… or when [...]

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.


BREAKING: Danville School Superintendent Ed Newsome Out On Monday?

(Editor’s Note: The meeting time is 4:45 PM, not 5PM as earlier reported.)

Yes, we went through this last week. Ed Newsome survived the direct threat to his job during an afternoon and evening of closed Danville School Board sessions. Everything is now coming together and it’s looking like he will part ways with Danville [...]

Let’s talk about the Ed Newsome situation…

Danville school superintendent Ed Newsome almost got fired last night. Nobody else will report it, but SouthsideCentral will. He somehow pulled himself out of the fire and the school took no action after 6 hours worth of meetings. Let’s talk about what happened…


Danville School Board LIVE! – (6/19/2014)

SouthsideCentral is LIVE! at the special meeting of the Danville School Board. Will the superintendent be fired today? What will happen? You’ll find out here. Refresh the page often for the latest happenings.

We’ll start our coverage around 2:45 PM.

Quick Recap: Ed Newsome’s job was definitely in jeopardy today, but he survived somehow. We’ll [...]

UPDATED: BREAKING: Danville School Superintendent To Be Fired Today?

We’re going to put a question mark at the end of this headline because it’s currently a personnel matter that can’t be discussed…


ReportCard! – Elected School Boards

Some people look forward to getting their grades when the report cards come out. Others hope that the dog eats them.

In this new feature, we’ll take a category or group of things and grade the items on the standard A to F scale. I think the elected school boards in the regions that we [...]

Let’s talk about the Albert Randolph situation…

So that happened. Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph has been reinstated to his position.

“Let’s talk” about what happened and let’s tell it like it is…


UPDATED: The Albert Randolph Solution (that didn’t happen)

(Editor’s Note: This didn’t work out in the way that I proposed. But hey, it was a possible solution. We’ll have a new article recapping and analyzing what happened within the hour.)

There was a big crowd of supporters for Albert Randolph, the recently demoted Halifax County High School principal, at tonight’s Halifax County School [...]

Congratulations On A Great School Year! You’re Fired!

Or “reassigned”. Superintendent Merle Herndon and the Halifax County School Board can create a lot of talk just one week after graduation.


When A School Board Member Goes “Rogue”

This isn’t pretty, but it looks like the Pittsylvania County School Board is taking “How To Be Dysfunctional” lessons from the Board of Supervisors.


BreakDown: Danville School Board Election

We already did a BreakDown on the City Council election results, so let’s do an overview on how the School Board election came out.


Endorsements: Danville School Board Race (2014)

SouthsideCentral is ready to make our endorsements for the Danville School Board race.


Danville School Board Race – Update #1

There’s usually no excitement or fireworks in a Danville School Board election and this one’s going right with that trend. Let’s take a look at the candidates…


“Health Reasons”, my butt.

We’ve got belated Happy Trails for another Southside school superintendent that we had been following. Roger Morris is retiring for “health reasons”. Riiiiiight.


Let’s talk about Bonner middle school’s problems…

During our hiatus, the crap hit the fan once some teachers started talking about the problems that have been happening at Danville’s Bonner Middle School. The Register & Bee newspaper did an excellent job at investigative reporting in a series of articles, and the school system has been dancing around with the resolution to the [...]

UPDATED: The Rat Crap Controversy

I’m smelling a rat (and some rat problems) in the Halifax County School System…