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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.


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% [...]

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.


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…


LIVE! at Danville City Council (4/1/14)

We’re LIVE! tonight at the Danville City council meeting. Refresh the page for the latest updates. We’ll start reporting around 6:15 PM.

We’re here. Eric Deaton’s going to address council tonight.

Sherman Saunders is out of town. Vice Mayor Gary Miller presides tonight.

Public comment section time. We’ve got a presentation on the Youth [...]

Whiskey Hypocrisy

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


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.


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.


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


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.


Danville City Council Race – Incumbent Overview

It’s that time again. SouthsideCentral will be covering the Danville City Council race throughout the duration and will wrap it up with our endorsements before election day. Our first update will introduce the field then we’ll take a look at the incumbents and their strengths, weaknesses and a general opinion of them at this early [...]

Mark Warner wants my money…

…and he ain’t getting it. I hate fundraising emails.


LIVE! at the DEQ Coal Ash update meeting (3/18/14)

Not only do we have the happenings from the DEQ coal ash spill update meeting, we’ve also got tonight’s Danville City Council meeting highlights!


Danville City Council LIVE! (3/4/14)

We’re LIVE! Danville City Hall. Here’s the recap of what happened.


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.


Danville City Council LIVE! (2/18/14)

SouthsideCentral is back doing LIVE! coverage. Here’s the rundown from the latest Danville City Council meeting…


Do as I say…

Oh, this is rich…


How not to double your paycheck…

Yes, Danville City Council members deserve a raise. No, not this much and no, not all at once..


Other places do it the same way…

This one’s dedicated to those hand-wringin’ and hollerin’ Halifaxians who yelped when a random drawing broke a school board election tie…


RandomThoughts: The 2013 elections.

So that happened. The 2013 election season is over and we’re now getting ready for the 2014 elections (sigh). Let’s do some RandomThoughts about what happened in the SouthsideCentral region and more…


Endorsement: Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney – BOTH candidates

No matter who wins in Tuesday’s election for Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, county residents will be well represented in the courtroom.


Endorsement: Ira Tilley for Reidsville, NC Mayor

SouthsideCentral believes that Ira Tilley has been unfairly painted as a one-issue candidate and we believe that he is the best choice for mayor of Reidsville, NC.


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.


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.


Endorsement: James Edmunds for 60th District House of Delegates

In the last two elections, James Edmunds has had no competition. In this election, James Edmunds has an opponent but still has no competition.