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Danville City Council Election – Update #1

Twelve days to go before the election, so lets see how the election is shaping up.

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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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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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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.

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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…

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Some things I learned about the Coal Ash spill…

The EPA hosted an open house at Danville’s Community Market on Monday afternoon with a lot of state and federal agencies talking about the coal ash spill and the cleanup efforts. SouthsideCentral was there talking and asking questions. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting things that I found out…

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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.

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TossUp!: “We give up” or “You pay up”?

This one flew under my radar but I have to thank the SouthsideCentral readers for suggesting this article. Is this what it is or is it a way to get the much needed money?

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The reality of a college rugby tournament…

There’s a college rugby tournament happening in Danville this weekend. Ha! You didn’t know about it either, huh?

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Danville City Council Forum – American Legion Forum (Part #2)

Let’s move right into the audience portion of Tuesday night’s American Legion Post 325 Danville City Council Candidates forum. Sorry for the long delay but these things take a while to write.

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Danville City Council Forum – American Legion Forum (Part #1)

Hey, the gang’s all back for another Danville City Council candidates forum. Well, mostly. You people enjoyed the scoring system last time, so I’ll do it again. there were a lot of questions asked so we’ll spread this out over multiple articles. Lets make it happen…

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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.

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Whiskey Hypocrisy

It’s all about the church. Or the kids. Or both. Or just maybe it’s government trying to legislate morality.

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Thumbs! (3/27/14)

The red zone is for unloading only. The white zone is for Thumbs! Let’s see what we have today…

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Showcase Magazine City Council Forum – Final Scoring

Here’s where we left off: Alonzo Jones & John Gilstrap at +11, Dawn Witter at +9, Gary Miller at +7, James Buckner at +3 and Joyce Glaise at -3. Let’s score the second half of the forum, total up the points and finish up with our first Power Rankings.

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Showcase Magazine City Council Forum – First Round

You want an action replay of what happened and how I scored the candidates? You got it. This first article covers the introductions and the first two questions. It’s brutal, it’s snarky… but it’s damned honest. I’ll promise you’ll laugh.

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LIVE! at the Showcase Magazine City Council Forum (3/26/14)

Editor’s Note: I’ve cleaned up this running story and fully scored the forum in the two articles listed below.

Part #1: Showcase Magazine City Council Forum – First Round

Part #2: Showcase Magazine City Council Forum – Final Scoring

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Thine Holy Nuclear Fireball?

“God said Nuke ‘em” was the other headline I was considering using. Anyway, let’s look at a “letter to the editor” that contains a quite bizarre analogy…

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The Wonderfulness Of Washington St.

Here’s a feelgood story on how life is so tranquil on Danville’s Washington St. Not.

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It’s not like they were going to use their credit limit anyway…

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority is only allowed to borrow $6,000,000 for the rest of the year. I’m here to tell you that this will definitely not be a problem in 2014. In other news, furniture coating isn’t really a hot and fabulous attraction. Who knew?

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Time Machine: Happy Trails, Web Parts (Again)!

We’re going to hop into the SouthsideCentral Time Machine. If you need aspirin or batteries, I suggest you get them now. They’re not going to be for sale in vending machines where we’re going.

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The best Whiny Weather Weasel excuse of the season…

If you’re wrong, blame it on God and then whine for sympathy.

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Danville City Council Race – Challenger Overview

We’ve taken a look at the incumbents for the 2014 Danville City Council race. Let’s do the same thing for the challengers.

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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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The Latest (Race) Card Trick

Here we go again. Ugh.

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