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BettingLine!: Flagmageddon Day (Part #2)

If you’ve got the virtual money, we’ve got the virtual BettingLine. Here comes some more proposition bets for Thursday’s Danville City Council meeting. I think they’re going to have a lot of people there and talk about a Confederate flag. Or something like that.

If you need an explanation of a money line, I’ve got it in the first BettingLine! article. Oh yeah… For Entertainment Purposes Only. Heh.

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BettingLine!: Flagmageddon Day (Part #1)

(Editor’s Note: Everybody likes making a friendly wager once in a while! For Entertainment Purposes Only, of course. That’s why we’re introducing a new category called “BettingLine!”. If Las Vegas won’t take any action on what’s happening here in the Southside region, we will! Not really, because SouthsideCentral discourages all forms of illegal gambling. That would be illegal, folks. Heh.)

When it comes to the Super Bowl, you can place bets on things as ridiculous as the opening coin toss. These types of “proposition bets” are quite popular. For Entertainment Purposes Only, of course. Heh. On Thursday night, Danville City Council will vote on an ordinance that will result in the removal the Confederate flag on the museum grounds and multiple speakers are expected for the final debate on the issue. Let’s take a lighthearted look at some proposition bets for Thursday’s meeting.

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RottenReporting: A Bad Decision to Copy & Paste

If you looked at Star News’ Facebook page this weekend, you’d have thought that they were putting on a Confederate Flag rally at Danville’s museum. They had nothing to do with the rally, but a bad decision to copy and paste an email gave people the wrong impression.

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QuickHits! (8/2/15)

Sunday is the day where I go over the stories that have caught my eye in the past week. It’s QuickHits! time, folks.

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PhotoCentral: “Sova’s Summer iScream Party” – Part #2

We’ve already published Part #1 of our PhotoCentral series of articles about Sunday’s “Sova’s Summer iScream Party” roller derby match held at Danville’s Skatetown. Let’s continue the fun with Part #2!

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BreakDown: “Hey, Norhurst? It’s Payback Time.”

August 6th will be a very important night for Danville City Council. I’m expecting them to recognize me for spending my birthday night covering their meeting. Heh. Seriously, we’ve already done a BreakDown on what’s going to happen about the Confederate flag issue. But wait, there’s more! Council will approve the repayment agreement between Norhurst and the Tobacco Commission.

Let’s do a BreakDown of exactly how we can hang the official Job Bust title on Norhurst.

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PhotoCentral: Business After Hours – Supply Resources (Part #3)

(Editor’s Note: This article was supposed to have automatically publish a month ago, but something went wrong with the process. We’re publishing it now so that you can see the beautiful photos.)

Let’s wrap up this PhotoCentral set of articles about June’s Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce‘s Business After Hours. Supply Resources, Inc. was June’s host and we got to see their beautiful renovations of the old Piedmont Hardware building.

We’ve already published Part #1 and Part #2, so let’s finish up our tour here.

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BreakDown: The Upcoming Confederate Flag Vote

On Thursday, August 6th, Danville City Council will vote on an ordinance to restrict what flags can be flown on city-owned flagpoles. It’s obvious that this will be an up-or-down vote on the Confederate flag that flies at the museum. In this BreakDown article, I’m going to give my analysis of where I believe each member of Danville City Council stands on the issue and their probable vote.

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PhotoCentral: “Sova’s Summer iScream Party” – Part #1

SouthsideCentral had a great time at SoVa Roller Derby League‘s “Summer iScream Party” held at Danville’s Skatetown on Sunday night. I had so much fun, I even pitched in to help announce some of the roller derby action. We’ve got a few PhotoCentral articles coming up with highlights of the fun. Let’s get to our first PhotoCentral now!

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Danville Utility Commission (7/27/15) – Part #2

Let’s wrap up what happened at Monday’s Danville Utility Commission meeting. We already covered a lot in Part #1, so let’s continue where we left off.

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Danville Utility Commission (7/27/15) – Part #1

Monday’s Danville Utility Commission meeting went over the two-hour mark, so we’ve got a lot to recap for you. Let’s get busy with a detailed look at what happened. This article ended up being quite long, so we’re going to split it up into two parts.

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OddsMakers! (7/27/15)

Hey, hey! Our writing crew has been busy making a new OddsMakers! board… so what are the chances? Let’s play.

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LightningRound! (7/25/15)

Let’s take a look at things that are happening, have happened or will happen. Hands on your buzzers, contestants.

It’s time for today’s LightningRound!
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Introducing the SouthsideCentral SmellTest!

Who doesn’t like roses and horsecrap?

SouthsideCentral gets asked to do factchecking a lot, so we’ve came up with a rating system that doesn’t blatantly rip anybody else off.
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YouCentral: Gary Miller on the Confederate Flag Issue

SouthsideCentral is glad to publish any remarks or opinion pieces submitted by elected officials (or anybody else, for that matter). We do not edit the statements in any way, nor does the writer’s opinion necessarily represent the views of SouthsideCentral in any way.

Today, we’re giving the stage to Danville’s Vice-Mayor Dr. Gary Miller who talks about his viewpoint on Danville’s Confederate flag issue.

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Happy Trails, Yvette Smith!

Danville Public Schools’ Chief Academic Officer is leaving to take a job in North Carolina. Darn it, I’m going to miss her.

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Danville City Council – LIVE! (7/21/15)

SouthsideCentral was LIVE! at Danville City Council for Tuesday night’s Danville City Council meeting. This article is now complete, so enjoy the most detailed recap that you’ll find from any media source.

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Danville City Council – (7/7/15) – Part #2

Considering that a new Danville City Council meeting is coming up on Tuesday night, isn’t it about time that I publish a quick recap of what happened after the 109 minutes of flag speeches? Let’s fly through that quickly now.

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YouCentral: Bad Hair Day (by Henry Hurt)

Henry Hurt tells us what happened when the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors blew it when they picked DCC Foundation executive director Shannon Hair for a seat on the Institute’s Board of Directors instead of Joyce Wright.

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QuickHits! (7/19/15)

I find them, you read them. Let’s take a look at some of the stories that have caught my eye over the past week. Sunday is QuickHits! day.

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“…I KNOW are true!” (7/18/15)

It makes me feel good to say things that are true. If people get uncomfortable after hearing the truth, that’s even better. Let’s spread some truth about the Confederate flag issue.

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Danville United – (7/16/15)

If there had been enough room, the headline would be “(A very few people in) Danville (make the effort to be) United”. We can do better than this, people.

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Danville School Board – LIVE! (7/16/15)

Editor’s Note: This article is now complete up to the point where I had to leave the meeting. Once I get the recap of what else happened, I’ll add that to this article.


We’re LIVE! at tonight’s Danville School Board meeting. Because Danville United has also scheduled a meeting tonight, so we’re going to have to split our coverage efforts. Tonight’s school board meeting starts at 6:00 PM. Be sure to refresh the page often for the latest photos, happenings and commentary. We’ll clean the article up when we get home and add some bonus content.

We’ll get as much as we can by 6:40 PM, then it’s time to move to the Danville United meeting.

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“Tunes At The Saloon” – Tonight! (7/16/15)

It’s Thursday, so that means it’s “Tunes at the Saloon” at Danville’s Texas Steakhouse and Saloon. Ted Dalton & Evan Parrish are tonight’s featured performers from 6 to 9 PM. SouthsideCentral will be there, so come join us for a great dinner. Don’t forget your coupon for a free appetizer with your meal purchase!

I’ll give you a sneak preview at what I’m going to have for dinner tonight… and that’s the Jalapeño Bacon Burger. Big thick burger with pepperjack cheese, bacon and jalapeños with a tangy jalapeño-ranch shredded lettuce. Oh yeah!

In this article, we’ll show some video clips of Ted & Evan’s performance last time and we’ll also recap last week’s “Tunes At The Saloon” edition with Ray Martin.

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Alonzo Jones’ City Council Remarks

Here at SouthsideCentral, we’re glad to publish speeches, remarks or opinion pieces completely unedited. This is Danville City Councilman Alonzo Jones’ statement from the last Danville City Council meeting regarding his opinion on the Confederate flag issue.

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