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Endorsement: Jessie Barksdale for Board of Supervisors Chairman

This is a weird way to start 2016, but I feel this endorsement is needed to keep Pittsylvania County on the right track. Only the seven elected members of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will vote on this decision, but county residents can make their feelings known to their supervisor before the vote happens.


ElectionCentral (11/3/15) – LIVE!

SouthsideCentral had the best election coverage in the region last night and we’re glad that you came to the website to see what was happening. This article is now complete, so enjoy the recap.


Endorsements: Pittsylvania County Elections

It’s been a long Endorsement Week but we’re finishing up all of our political endorsements in this article. Let’s work on Pittsylvania County’s Board of Supervisors’ elections.


Endorsements: Halifax County Elections

We’re going to Speed Round mode to get the rest of our political endorsements published. In this article, we’ll clear the rest of Halifax County’s elections off the board.


Endorsement: Fred Clark for Halifax County Sheriff

In 2011, Fred Clark won his first term as Halifax County Sheriff easily as the incumbent completely melted down into a scandal that ended up sending him to jail. That’s not the case in this election, as incumbent Clark is showing very few weaknesses.


Endorsement: Sam Burton for Pittsylvania County School Board

Four years ago, Pittsylvania County voters ousted 20+ year incumbent Sam Burton from the school board by electing Wayne Robertson. Burton is back to run against Robertson in a Chatham/Blairs district rematch & SouthsideCentral believes that Burton should be returned to office.


Endorsements: Pittsylvania County Constitutional Offices

Endorsement Week continues on SouthsideCentral and we’ll get the unopposed Pittsylvania County constitutional offices out of the way now.


Endorsement: Kate Berger for Pittsylvania County Treasurer

(SouthsideCentral Policy: SouthsideCentral accepts all political advertisements. Any candidate who chooses to place their ads on SouthsideCentral are told directly that their advertising will not influence the endorsement process in any manner. Kate Berger has advertised on SouthsideCentral.)

Kate Berger won a four-way election last year to officially finish out the term of Pittsylvania County […]

Endorsement: Mark Scarce for Clerk of Court

Voters don’t usually pay much attention to elections for Clerk of Court in Virginia and that’s the wrong attitude to have. The elected term for Clerk of Court is eight years, so that means voters will be “hiring” somebody and end up paying them over $1,000,000 in salary & benefits. It’s a very important decision […]

Endorsement: Marshall, Adams, Edmunds for Delegate

It’s one week before the general election and it’s also the start of a week filled of SouthsideCentral political endorsements.

We’re going to get started with the easiest ones. Let’s talk about the region’s Virginia House of Delegate races. They’re all unopposed.


Halifax County Elections – Update #1 – (Part #2)

We’ve already published Part #1, so let’s finish up our first look at the upcoming Halifax County elections. We’ll cover the school board and all of the constitutional office races. But first, we’ll take a look at the all-important (not) Board of Supervisors tiebreaker position. Let’s get started!


Halifax County Elections – Update #1 – (Part #1)

It’s Labor Day weekend, so it’s time for the November election season to take the stage. We’re going to take our first look at Halifax County’s election slate now.


Danville City Council – LIVE! (9/1/15)

SouthsideCentral was LIVE! at Danville City Hall for Tuesday’s Danville City Council meeting. This article is complete, so enjoy the most detailed coverage that you’ll find anywhere!


“State of the Region” – LIVE!

We’re running behind on cleaning up our previous articles, but that’s not going to stop us from covering a busy Tuesday here on SouthsideCentral. We’re LIVE! at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research for this morning’s Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s “State of the Region” breakfast meeting.

Today, Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors […]

Danville City Council – LIVE! (8/6/15)

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

We’re LIVE! at Danville City Hall for tonight’s City Council meeting. It’s going to be a long one, so thanks in advance for following along with SouthsideCentral. We’ve already got our “pregame show” article with what’s been going on up to now.

Refresh this page often for the […]

Danville City Council – LIVE! (6/7/15) – Part #1

Editor’s Note: I’ve decided to break this up this Danville City Council meeting article up into two parts. This is Part #1, featuring everything up to the end of the public comment section. We’ll have what happened in the business section of the meeting in Part #2. This is a long article, but it’s worth […]

Pittsylvania County Elections – Update #1 – (Part #2)

We’ll wrap up our first look at Pittsylvania County’s upcoming November elections in this article. In the first part, we looked at four of the Board of Supervisors races, and we’ll cover the other three districts and the constitutional offices here.


Pittsylvania County Elections – Update #1 – (Part #1)

It’s July 1st, so it’s time to take our first look at the upcoming November 3rd elections. We’ll start with Pittsylvania County’s slate.


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.


Danville City Council – LIVE! (3/3/15)

We’re LIVE! at Danville City Hall for tonight’s Danville City Council meeting. This article is complete so enjoy the recap.


Danville City Council – LIVE! (1/20/2015)

Editor’s Note: This article is now complete.

We’re LIVE! at Danville City Hall for tonight’s meeting. Refresh the page often for the latest happenings, commentary and photos.


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…


Danville City Council – LIVE! (1/6/2015)

Editor’s Note: This article is now complete.

Tonight’s City Council LIVE! coverage is brought to you by Texas Steakhouse. Stop by and have a delicious dinner. Their 2 for $22 menu includes 2 entrees and an appetizer. You can’t beat that price, folks!

This one should be a quick one, folks. We’ll stick around for […]

BreakDown: Martinsville’s Mayoral Election

We had lots of political surprises in the Southside region yesterday. We did a BreakDown on what happened in Pittsylvania County, and now we’re going to do one for Martinsville.