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PhotoCentral: Callands Festival

Thanks go out to a great SouthsideCentral fan for contributing these photos of yesterday’s 34th annual Callands Festival

Hey? Is that microphone on?

Yes, H.F. Haymore, that microphone is on. Hoo Boy.

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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 [...]

“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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Missing Child? Runaway? Extreme Danger? Never mind.

The kid’s safe and that’s what matters. Now what the hell happened?

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SouthsideCentral is Getting Fit!

Let’s be real. I ain’t the type of person who goes out and runs seven miles each day. But I’ll admit, this Get Fit Dan River 50,000 pound challenge has motivated me some…

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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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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 [...]

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.

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It’s All About the Kids (And The Taxpayers)

I’m going to be blasted for this article, but somebody has to say it.

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OddsMakers!: Clarence Monday

Hey, we were right! Like you ever doubted us… Clarence Monday will be the new Pittsylvania County Administrator starting July 1st. We’re going to give him the SouthsideCentral OddsMakers! treatment in this article.

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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.

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EXCLUSIVE: The new Pittsylvania County administrator will be…

…somebody you may be familiar with. Because it’s a personnel matter that has to be voted on by the entire Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon (April 22), I’ve been unable to get on-the-record sourcing. That being said, SouthsideCentral has been working on this story over the past few days and I’m 100% [...]

Dumbass (Idea) of the Day! (3/24/14)

You don’t have to commit a stupid crime to be featured. Government officials can have dumbass ideas.

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LIVE! at the “How to be a candidate” workshop

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce helps the region again. We’re LIVE! at the Institute.

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Economic Develop-Mentally Challenged

The day after Danville’s Economic Development Summit, Danville’s Economic Development director resigned. Oh, that’s a good sign.

After an unplanned SouthsideCentral hiatus, I’m not sure where to start…

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Let’s (not) talk about sex (businesses)

The apathy of Pittsylvania County residents fails to surprise me yet again.

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Thumbs! (11/12/2013)

It’s been almost a month since our Thumbs! got a workout. Let’s fix that problem now…

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Endorsement: Danny Marshall for 14th District House of Delegates

SouthsideCentral wraps up our endorsements for the Virginia House of Delegates by endorsing Danny Marshall in the 14th District.

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Endorsement: Les Adams for 16th District House of Delegates

Les Adams has done everything that’s needed to show us that he’ll make a good Delegate in Virginia’s General Assembly.

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14th District House Race – Update #2

Let’s see what’s been going on in the 14th District House of Delegates race in this (probably final) update…

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We couldn’t handle the truth?

Maybe that’s what law enforcement was thinking, because we’re now finding out a fatal wreck back in June stemmed from a police chase.

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16th District House Race – Update #2

It’s time for our second look at the region’s 16th District House of Delegates race. Let’s see what has changed…

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TYOB: “Southside Show-Biz 2013″

Nothing promotes our local business like the Chambers of Commerce do, and it’s time for the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce to put on their premier event of the year… the Southside Show-Biz trade show. It’s tomorrow (Friday) from 10AM to 3 PM and Averett University’s North Campus. It’s a “Thing You Oughta Be” doing [...]

He’s not a child molester…

… it’s just all because of a sleep disorder! What the hell?

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