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The SouthsideCentral Fund Drive

It’s not easy to keep a full-time effort going to keep SouthsideCentral at full speed. It’s also not easy to ask for help.


SouthsideCentral is the leading personally-owned website in the Southside Virginia region. We fuse news and opinion together with some humor and do our best to keep you informed with things that other local media can’t or won’t do.

Over the last ten months, I’ve devoted my efforts to the website and it’s paid off. We went from an average of 4000 hits per month to over 40000 per month and the trend is continuing to increase. I believe that’s because there’s a need for the content that I put together.

Sadly, it costs money to produce content and pay for the equipment needed to do what I’ve been doing… and that’s why I’m asking for some help from people who find the website to be enjoyable. If you like what you see, I’m asking you to donate something to help me keep it going. I’m not asking for much. One dollar here, three dollars there, ten dollars from anywhere. Anything will help me to keep my full-time efforts going. If you don’t want to give anything, that’s perfectly fine with me… but I’m just asking for some help if you’re willing.

It wasn’t easy for me to put this fundraising campaign together, but times are tough now. I had to swallow my pride. If you choose to make a gift, I will sincerely thank you. Here’s how it works. I’m using GoFundMe.com to make it easy. If you want to help out, go to http://www.gofundme.com/southsidecentral

GoFundMe doesn’t charge you any fees to make a donation/gift. Between GofundMe and their payment processor, they charge 7.9% + $0.30 on my end. If you’d like to contact me directly or have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at bhedrick@southsidecentral.com or on my personal Facebook page. You can also find SouthsideCentral on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/southsidecentral.

If you’d like to advertise your business on SouthsideCentral, feel free to contact me too. Our advertisers and friends can personally tell you how well the small cost has paid off for them. I’ll be glad to sit down with you and develop an advertising campaign that will easily fit your budget and bring you new customers.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Bruce Hedrick

 

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QuickHits! (3/1/15)

Hey look! It’s a two-headed cow! Nah, we wouldn’t resort to using clickbait opening lines like that here on SouthsideCentral.

It’s Sunday and that’s QuickHits! day. Well, except for last week when we were the disaster recovery thing from a hard drive crash. Let’s take a look at some of the stories that have caught my eye over the last week. And yes, we have a two-headed cow for you.


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Thumbs! (2/27/15)

They could be UP! They could be DOWN! One thing we know is that they’re freshly colored!


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RandomThoughts! (2/26/2015)

Let’s get Random! And I’m talking about Thoughts!


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Danville’s New School Superintendent’s Contract

It’s negotiated and signed, so let’s take a look at incoming superintendent Dr. Stanley Jones’ employment contract with Danville Public Schools.


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Parking Jerk of the Day! (2/24/2015)

It’s been way too long since we celebrated condemned a Parking Jerk of the Day.


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Danville Utilities Commission – LIVE! (2/23/2015)

Hey, we’re back after a total system crash! Let’s get back going with today’s Danville Utilities Commission meeting.

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Danville City Council (2/17/2015)

You’ll notice that the headline doesn’t say “LIVE!” and that’s because I believe it’s potentially unsafe to hold tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting and I’m not going. I’ll just tell you what will happen so you can protest with me by staying at home like they should have done.


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QuickHits! (2/15/2015)

Sunday is QuickHits! day. Let’s take a look at some stories that have caught my eye in the last week.


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BreakDown: The Halifax County Meltdown

In the last BreakDown, I reminded you that the Halifax County government system was already broken down. We’re past that point and in full meltdown mode now.


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NumbersCentral: The NASCAR Hall of Fame Trip

There’s been a lots of assumptions made and stories spread about how much the City of Danville spent on a trip to Charlotte NC. This was for Wendell Scott’s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Let’s squash off all of the assumptions and stories by doing a NumbersCentral review on the trip expenses and take a look at the advertisement that the city ran in the official program for the ceremony.


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Danville United – LIVE! (2/12/2015)

We’re LIVE! at Averett University’s Riverview Campus for tonight’s Danville United meeting. The meeting is over. I’ll be adding more content and photos on Friday.

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RandomThoughts! (2/11/2015)

Let’s get Random! Thoughts, that is.


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Planning Commission – LIVE! (2/9/2015)

Well, it was supposed to be LIVE! coverage but we had technical difficulties. Oh well. Let’s see what happened with Keith Walden’s Stewart St. apartment project as the Planning Commission meets.


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RIFA – LIVE! (2/9/2015)

We’re LIVE! at Danville Regional Airport for today’s Regional Industrial Facilities Authority meeting. This article is now complete, so enjoy the full recap and photos.

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OpinionCentral: Strong, But Wrong.

The Danville Register & Bee published a strongly worded editorial in Sunday’s newspaper, but they missed the target.


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QuickHits! (2/8/2015)

Sunday is QuickHits! day, where I’ll share some articles that have caught my eye over the past week. Let’s get it started.


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Jim Halasz Is Circling The Wagons

Gee, I wonder why Halifax County administrator Jim Halasz “deemed” this issue so important enough to “interpret” a personnel policy?


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Danville School Board – LIVE! (2/5/2014)

We’re LIVE! at the tonight’s meeting of the Danville School Board. The meeting starts at 6 PM and SouthsideCentral has the only LIVE! coverage around. This article is complete, so enjoy the recap.

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RottenReporting: Because I Said So!

The Sonic Drive-In in Reidsville has closed. Let’s take a look at the local TV coverage and find some RottenReporting.


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PhotoCentral: Big Sky Rents & Events

The Danville Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours at the new location of Big Sky Rents & Events on Tuesday night. Let’s take a look outside and inside their new building… and it’s beautiful!


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BreakDown: Halifax County’s BrokenDown Board of Supervisors

We’re in rare territory here. I’m doing a BreakDown on something that’s already broken down. Let’s put Monday night’s Halifax County Board of Supervisors meeting into the BreakDown machine. It ain’t gonna be pretty.


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Lee Vogler’s City Council Remarks (2/3/2015)

At Tuesday night’s Danville City Council meeting, Lee Vogler made a terrific, well-needed speech. We’re glad to print his remarks in full here on SouthsideCentral.


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Danville City Council – LIVE! (2/3/2015)

SouthsideCentral is LIVE! at Danville City Hall for tonight’s City Council meeting. We’ve completed the article, so enjoy the recap of our LIVE! coverage.


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Danville Utilities Steering Committee – LIVE! (2/2/2015)

Here we go again. SouthsideCentral is LIVE! at today’s 4PM meeting. We’ve completed the article now, so enjoy the happenings, photos and commentary.

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