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BreakDown: The Police Report On The Recent GWHS Fight

So there was a fight between students in Danville’s George Washington High School cafeteria on Monday morning. That much is clear. What actually happened during and after the fight is completely unclear, but we’re working on finding that out.

By the way, I’d like to give special thanks to Jessica Griffith for doing the legwork […]

Breakdown: Selling Electricity Ain’t Easy

In the business world, it’s hard to predict the demand for your product… even if it’s a product that people must have to run their daily lives. We’re going to take a comprehensive look at how the demand for electricity sold by Danville Utilities was greatly affected by the weather in the last six months.

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BreakDown: The 6/21/16 Danville City Council Meeting

Let’s take a comprehensive look at what happened before, during and after Danville City Council’s June 21st meeting. We’ll analyze what you were able to see, what you weren’t able to see and throw in some other thoughts.

We call this a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: The Berry Hill Industrial Park Announcement

On Monday, the Regional Industrial Facility Authority announced that a company was going to buy 300 acres of land in the Berry Hill Industrial Park and this would lead to a $250+ million investment in the region. Let’s take a comprehensive look at what has happened and what it means.

We call this a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: Danville’s General Fund (5/25/16)

Despite what you hear from some people, the City of Danville isn’t broke nor is it in bad financial shape. It’s quite the opposite. In this article, we’ll take a look at the city’s general fund and analyze what it really means.

We call this a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: The “EcomNets” Indictment

Earlier, we published the 27-page federal indictment against the owner of EcomNets and other of his business associates. Now let’s take a comprehensive look at what it means.

We call this a BreakDown.

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NumbersCentral: Who Placed What & Where?

In the May 3rd Danville City Council election, there were 18 different precincts reporting in to make the final vote total. In this NumbersCentral analysis of the results, we’re going to see who did what and where they did it. (That’s probably horrible grammar, but so be it.)

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BreakDown: The Danville/Duke Energy Settlement

We’ve got our copy of the official Danville/Duke Energy settlement agreement for the coal ash spill. Let’s look at it and then do a comprehensive look at what’s in it.

Let’s do a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: Danville City Council Campaign Funding (UPDATED)

Running a political campaign can be expensive, even at the local governmental level. So where is all of the major money coming from for this year’s Danville City Council election? SouthsideCentral has the answers after a lot of research. Let’s do a detailed look at each candidate’s contributions, starting with the incumbents and moving to […]

BreakDown: Danville’s Coal Ash Settlement

At a special work session before Tuesday night’s Danville City Council business meeting, council agreed to a $2.4 million settlement with Duke Energy for the February 2014 coal ash spill. Let’s look into the details that have and haven’t been talked about. Let’s look at what really happened on Tuesday.

Let’s do a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: The Sutherlin Mansion Costs

At last Tuesday’s Danville City Council work session, Public Works director Ric Drazenovich talked about the city’s costs in maintaining the Sutherlin Mansion (the location of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History). Let’s take a comprehensive look at those numbers. It’s time for a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: Danville Utilities’ Power Cost Adjustment Fund

Being $10.7 million in debt is bad, but it’s better than being $19.1 million in debt. That’s where Danville Utilities finds themselves in their Power Cost Adjustment fund. In this BreakDown article, we’ll take a detailed look at that fund and see exactly what it means to Danville Utilities and their customers.

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BreakDown: The City of Danville’s “Bank Account”

Contrary to what a lot of people say and/or think, the City of Danville is not “in debt” or “broke”. Let’s take a comprehensive look at the city’s general fund balance in this BreakDown/NumbersCentral and see exactly what the dollar amounts say.

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BreakDown: Danville IDA’s Rental Income

Let’s take a look at some of the December financial statements from Danville’s Industrial Development Authority. In this NumbersCentral article, we’ll look at their main checking account and talk about what got paid in rental income during the month of December 2015. I could call this a NumbersCentral article, but I’ve got a cool BreakDown […]

BreakDown: Chasing Natty Greene’s

Landing a brewpub in Danville isn’t easy. Landing a big business brewpub in Danville isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap. Let’s do a BreakDown and tell you what’s going on.

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BreakDown: Danville’s Crime Statistics (Part #1)

At Tuesday night’s Danville City Council work session, police chief Philip Broadfoot made an excellent presentation on Danville’s 2014 crime statistics and police deterrence tactics. We’re going to take a comprehensive look at the numbers and what he said. Let’s get into the first part of a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: “Hey, Norhurst? It’s Payback Time.”

August 6th will be a very important night for Danville City Council. I’m expecting them to recognize me for spending my birthday night covering their meeting. Heh. Seriously, we’ve already done a BreakDown on what’s going to happen about the Confederate flag issue. But wait, there’s more! Council will approve the repayment agreement between Norhurst […]

BreakDown: The Upcoming Confederate Flag Vote

On Thursday, August 6th, Danville City Council will vote on an ordinance to restrict what flags can be flown on city-owned flagpoles. It’s obvious that this will be an up-or-down vote on the Confederate flag that flies at the museum. In this BreakDown article, I’m going to give my analysis of where I believe each […]

BreakDown: The Threat to Larry Campbell

I’ve spoken with State Police on this, so now I can give out more information on the “threat” that Larry Campbell talked about at last night’s Danville City Council meeting. Let’s do a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: Danville City Council (4/21/15)

You’ve seen the LIVE! coverage of Danville City Council’s April 21st meeting. You’ve seen Part #1 and Part#2 of our PhotoCentral articles. You’ve already gotten way more coverage of the meeting than any other media source… but that’s not good enough for SouthsideCentral. Let’s go in-depth with a BreakDown.

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BreakDown: Danville School Board (4/16/15) – Part #1

You might say “How can you have a BreakDown article when you haven’t even covered Thursday night’s Danville School Board work session?” I’ll answer you by saying “Why don’t we do both at once?”

This was a very interesting meeting. Let’s get the first part of it done now.

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BreakDown: The Halifax County Meltdown

In the last BreakDown, I reminded you that the Halifax County government system was already broken down. We’re past that point and in full meltdown mode now.

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BreakDown: Halifax County’s BrokenDown Board of Supervisors

We’re in rare territory here. I’m doing a BreakDown on something that’s already broken down. Let’s put Monday night’s Halifax County Board of Supervisors meeting into the BreakDown machine. It ain’t gonna be pretty.

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BreakDown: The Halifax County Stalemate

BreakDown articles are in-depth articles where I analyze and comment on what’s really happening. They’re opinion based, and I strongly encourage criticism and opposing viewpoints. I’m expecting to ruffle a few feathers on this one.

After going over the latest developments in the Halifax County Board of Supervisors deadlock over naming a new chairman, I’ve […]

BreakDown: Halifax County’s Board of Jackass Supervisors

In Pittsylvania County, we had a well-deserved shift of power. In Martinsville, we had a surprise change of power. In Halifax County, we had a stubborn Board of Supervisors who set a new record for dysfunctional stupidity. Let’s look at it in this BreakDown…

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