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SouthsideRoundup! (7/17/16)

If you follow SouthsideCentral’s other social media channels, you may have already seen these photos from the weekend. If not, they’re new to you! We occasionally recap the miscellaneous photos we publish and put them all in one convenient place for you to look at them. It’s a SouthsideRoundup!

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QuickHits! (7/17/16)

Let’s take our (almost weekly) look at some of the stories that have caught my eye over the past week. Sunday is QuickHits! day.


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LeonardWatch: So Close, And Yet So Wrong

It takes skill to be so close to a situation and still get everything totally wrong. Well, maybe not skill. How about incompetence and the fact that you’re pretty much hated by most people?

Yeah, we’ll go with that instead.


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RandomThoughts! (7/14/16)

It’s a slow news week. So let’s think randomly!


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Parking Jerk of the Day! (7/13/16)

We can’t screw up a Parking Jerk of the Day. Or can we? What if it’s already screwed up? You can’t blame us for that.


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LightningRound! (7/13/16)

Let’s get back in the saddle again (after being shot off of my horse) with a semi-detailed recap of what’s happened at three local government meetings this week.

Hands on your buzzers, contestants. It’s time for the LightningRound!


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Yeah, I Blew It. (7/12/16)

We make mistakes. Everybody does. It happens. But SouthsideCentral is going to come out first and admit it, then I’m going to  apologize for it in public. It’s the right thing to do.


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REPRINT: BreakDown: The Berry Hill Industrial Park Announcement

Hey, we were wrong. But this announcement will happen soon. I’m flagging this into “Errors & Omissions” because I was totally wrong. But I’ll stand behind my words and admit my mistake.

I’m not deleting this article because the analysis of what will happen is still valid. I also want people to see how badly I was wrong. I don’t run from my mistakes.

Here’s the link to my full apology letter.


SouthsideCentral rarely reprints (reposts? republishes?) articles except for special situations, but this is one of those special situations. On Tuesday morning, Governor Terry McAuliffe will be making a Southside region job announcement from England. Back on June 14th, the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility made the announcement of a land leasing deal for part of the Berry Hill Industrial Park. We published this BreakDown to let you know what would eventually happen.

Well, it’s happening on Tuesday morning. SouthsideCentral has had 100% confidence in this for over six months and we have been the only media source to go on record with our predictions.

SouthsideCentral is 100% confident that the governor will announce the future location of a parts supplier to the Rolls-Royce jet engine plant located in Prince George County.

Here’s the BreakDown article that we published last month. And remember, SouthsideCentral was right. Heh.

(Editor’s Note: Damn. We really, really, really, REALLY blew that, huh?)


On Monday, the Regional Industrial Facility Authority announced that a company was going to buy 300 acres of land in the Berry Hill Industrial Park and this would lead to a $250+ million investment in the region. Let’s take a comprehensive look at what has happened and what it means.

We call this a BreakDown.


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Parking Jerk of the Day! (7/10/16)

Even if you’re over 140 miles from the Southside region, you can’t escape our Parking Jerk watchers.


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QuickHits! (7/10/16)

Let’s take a look at some of the stories that have caught my eye over the last week. Or two weeks, since we didn’t do an article last Sunday. It’s QuickHits time!


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UncensoredWatch: We Got Us A Bunch Of Badasses Here!

Wow. As soon as we published the first UncensoredWatch article, the SouthsideCentral TipLine got a lot of hilarious submissions. So it’s back-to-back UncensoredWatch articles for you to point and laugh at.

In this article, a stupid question leads to some really stupid comments. Or in other words, business as usual. But we got our guns! And our crazy conspiracy theories!


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UncensoredWatch: Just As Bad As Leonard

I may not be able to see what’s going on in that “Southside News & Views – Uncensored” Facebook group (because it’s locked down and I was pre-banned), but I have friends that can. Those friends are glad to share the worst of the worst with us here at SouthsideCentral, and we’re going to call out the most irresponsible pieces of horsecrap that show up there. That’s why we’ve started a new feature called “UncensoredWatch”. It’s probably going to be as big of a fun trainwreck as the LeonardWatch category usually is. We’re perfectly fine with that.

In case you missed it, when I asked people to try to avoid the same old Confederate flag discussions over and over again in the “Southside News & Views” Facebook group, the most deranged devout flag supporters went and made their own group. Good riddance.

In our first UncensoredWatch, we’re going to take a look at a “friend of a friend” story. Yeah, it’s just as bad as ol’ Leonardo.


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First Look: The New Coffee House/Wine Bar/Cafe

On Monday, the Danville Planning Commission will recommend approval of a Special Use Permit to allow operation of a new coffee house/wine bar & cafe to go into the old gas station at 1009 Main Street. That’s the location of the old gas station besides the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History.

Let’s take a look at the conceptual drawing of what the new business will look like.


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Danville School Board (7/7/16)

SouthsideCentral didn’t cover Thursday’s Danville School Board meeting LIVE! but we were there. And if you follow our other social media platforms, you’d have known that a big shakeup was going to happen at the meeting. SouthsideCentral was the only media source to project a change in the chair & vice-chair of the school board… and we were right.

Let’s recap what happened at the meeting.


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Parking Jerk of the Day! (7/6/16)

It was Wilco, It was Hess. Now it’s Speedway, but it’s still a Parking Jerk of the Day magnet. We’re heading to the town of Halifax today!

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Danville City Council – LIVE! (7/5/16)

SouthsideCentral was LIVE! at Tuesday’s Danville City Council meeting. This article is now complete, so enjoy the most comprehensive recap of the meeting.


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River District Scavenger Hunt – 2016 – The Grand Finale!

And this is it! The Grand Finale of the 2016 River District Scavenger Hunt… and we’d like to thank all of our SouthsideCentral readers who’ve looked at the articles. We’ll be back with the 2017 version during Business Appreciation Week. Now let’s get to the final photos and see who won the $500 grand prize!


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River District Scavenger Hunt – 2016 (Part #12)

We’ve made it to the finish line at Danville’s JTI Fountain and it’s almost time for the 2016 River District Scavenger Hunt prize drawings! Let’s go!


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River District Scavenger Hunt – 2016 (Part #11)

We’re getting very close to the prize drawings in the 2016 River District Scavenger Hunt, so let’s continue this PhotoCentral series.


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RandomThoughts! (7/3/16)

It’s been a long time since I thought randomly. Well, at least in a SouthsideCentral article…


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Thumbs! (7/2/16)

Some people have mood swings. I have Thumbs! swings.

This Thumbs! article is dedicated to Friday’s Danville City Council organizational meeting, so it’s longer than a normal Thumbs! article. I’m good with that.


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Lee Vogler’s Nomination Speech for Alonzo Jones

On Friday, Lee Vogler nominated Alonzo Jones to be the new vice mayor of Danville. SouthsideCentral is glad to publish that nomination speech unedited for you to read.


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Sherman Saunders’ “Farewell as Mayor” Speech

At Friday’s Danville City Council organizational meeting, John Gilstrap was elected as mayor. Sherman Saunders’ 8-year run as mayor came to an end, and he made a speech during the around the horn section. SouthsideCentral is glad to publish Saunders’ speech in its entirety so that you can read it.


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Parking Jerk of the Day! Again! (7/1/16)

The SouthsideCentral TipLine has been busy since our City Council Parking Jerk of the Day! Yep, we’ve got another City Council one that’s been anonymously sent in. This is getting fun!

The obligatory “HAHAHAHAHA!” goes here, of course.


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Parking Jerk of the Day! (7/1/16)

(Editor’s Note: In the spirit of fairness, our nominee has told me that a police officer said that his parking was OK. This one is for humor purposes only.)

Nobody has immunity when it comes to being a Parking Jerk of the Day. Nobody.

HAHAHAHAHA!


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