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Danville City Council – LIVE! (9/16/2014)

We’re planning on being LIVE! at tonight’s 7PM Danville City Council meeting. I’m going to do the best I can to get as much coverage in, then I’ll add bonus coverage, commentary and photos when I get home. Be sure to refresh the page often to get the latest happenings!

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Goodbye, Earl!

Technically, it’s “Welcome back, Earl!”, but the courts will say “Goodbye, Earl!” in a few months. So what really happened? By the way, WE CALLED IT!

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Shrimpfest RandomThoughts (& Photos)!

SouthsideCentral had an awesome time at Wednesday evening’s Shrimpfest at the Danville Community Market. The annual fundraiser for the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce was simply perfect. Let’s go over a few RandomThoughts about the event and add some bonus photos!

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My speech to Danville City Council on 9/2/2014

As promised, here’s the speech that I made to City Council during the public comment section on Tuesday, September 2nd. Two members of city council met and discussed business with two members of the school board in a way that the public nor media had to be notified in advance. This meeting was not in [...]

Danville City Council – LIVE! (9/2/2014)

(Editor’s Note: This article is now complete.)

We’re LIVE! at Danville City Hall for tonight’s Danville City Council meeting. The meeting starts at 7PM, and we’ll start our exclusive LIVE! coverage before then. If you want a preview of what’s on tonight’s agenda, read today’s earlier SouthsideCentral article.

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Preview: Danville City Council (9/2/2014)

Let’s see what we’re going to deal with at Danville City Hall tonight at 7:00 PM. It’s Danville City Council meeting time and SouthsideCentral will be there LIVE! for our exclusive coverage.

At times, things can go quickly, so we’ll let you know what’s on tonight’s agenda now and add some commentary.

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So who starts these stupid rumors?

I want you to take a look at the direct evidence of somebody posting a complete lie on Facebook about this “purge” crap. After that, take a look at the way that they try to add darkness and conspiracy.

It’s farkin’ shameful for somebody to lie like this directly and so blatantly.

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There is no “Purge”

Think for yourself. Remain calm. All is well. Quit acting stupid.

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Happy Trails, Danville Hybrid Vehicles!

It’s time to declare another Job Bust dead.

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PhotoCentral: Friday’s “Stand with Ferguson” Rally

This PhotoCentral isn’t showing support nor opposition to this rally’s cause. It’s simply a PhotoCentral on what happened Friday.

Sometimes news photos are just news photos.

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Danville School Board – LIVE! (8/21/2014)

We’re going to be at tonight’s Danville School Board work session that starts at 5:30 PM. Tonight’s meeting will be at the George Washington High School cafeteria and SouthsideCentral will be there LIVE! Be sure to refresh this page for the latest happenings, photos and commentary.

We’ll clean the article up and add bonus coverage [...]

Who’s going to be the new Danville School Superintendent?

The search for Danville’s new school superintendent unofficially begins today at 5:30 PM. The school board will hold its work session at the GW high school cafeteria and has asked for the public to comment on what they want to see in a new superintendent.

Let’s take a look at what’s going to happen.

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Danville City Council – LIVE! (8/19/2014)

This article is now complete. We’ve added and cleaned up commentary. We’ve also added bonus photos.

We’re at Danville City Hall for tonight’s Danville City Council meeting… and of course, we’re doing it LIVE! Refresh this page often to get the latest happenings, photos and commentary. When we get home tonight, we’ll clean the article [...]

Review: Danville’s “Nick’s Grill”

We haven’t had a restaurant review in a long time, so let’s remedy that by checking out Nick’s Grill on Memorial Drive in Danville.

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“NO!” to City Retiree Bonus Payouts.

Danville City Council will start the process on paying a bonus to City of Danville retirees on the pension plan during Tuesday’s meeting.

It’s tough to have to say it, but SouthsideCentral is strongly against this action.

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Hey? Is that microphone on?

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

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Now That’s (not) Diversity!

In today’s world, we are to embrace diversity in all aspects of our life. Diversity enhances all of our life experiences and lets us understand different races and cultures. Diversity. It’s a good thing. Except when a group excludes all other races except their own…

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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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The South Boston News & Record Plays Dirty

UPDATE: The News & Record has given SouthsideCentral credit in the last paragraph of the online article. We thank them for their proper ethical decision.

It can be frustrating when somebody uses the results of your hard work and doesn’t give you credit for it.

Looking at you, Tom McLaughlin and the South Boston News [...]

Thoughts on the “Outsider/Insider” art show…

Ugh. So many things going on but I promised a quick recap and thoughts article on the “Outsider/Insider” art show that was held Friday, July 25th on Craghead Street. Let’s get it started!

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Recapping Tuesday’s governor and cabinet visit…

Whew. It took 2 days to totally complete all the additions to our LIVE! coverage, but it was worth it. SouthsideCentral brought you everything we could about Tuesday’s events and we really appreciate the kind words about our coverage. You’ve now got the most photos of any local media and you saw them first during [...]

Secretary of the Commonwealth Meeting – LIVE!

We’ve completed this article with some more information and photos.

Our fifth (and final?) LIVE! event of the day takes us to Jake’s on Main restaurant for a session with Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney. He’s going to talk about the process for getting appointed to Virginia’s boards and commissions.

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River District Tour – LIVE!

We’ve now completed this article and added lots of additional photos for bonus coverage. We’ve also added more commentary about the event.

 

We’re now LIVE! at the Golden Leaf Bistro with Governor Terry McAuliffe as he starts a tour of the River District led by Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders.

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Governor’s Economic Development Roundtable – LIVE!

We’ve completed this article with editing and a lot of bonus photos. I’m sorry for the phone photos at the top part of the article. Something was on the lens and I never noticed… but hey, slightly blurred photos are better than none.

We’ve moved across the road to the RCATT building for our third [...]

Governor’s Cabinet Meeting – LIVE!

We’ve completed this article by touching up the writing and adding photos.

We move on to LIVE! coverage of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s cabinet meeting here at the Institute. This is the first time in recent history that the entire cabinet has been in Danville and this meeting makes it even more rare. We’ve got the [...]