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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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Industrial Development Authority – LIVE! (7/14/15)

We’re LIVE! at Danville City Hall for today’s Danville Industrial Development Authority meeting. This article is now complete.

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Danville Planning Commission – LIVE! (7/13/15)

We continue the LIVE! coverage here at SouthsideCentral with our next stop at Danville City Hall. The Planning Commission will approve setback requirements for the Biscuitville remodeling on Piney Forest Road and will approve some new cell tower construction sites.

This article is now complete.

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RIFA – LIVE! (7/13/15)

SouthsideCentral was LIVE! at the Danville Regional Airport for today’s Regional Industrial Facilities Authority meeting. This article is now complete.

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Parking Jerk of the Day! (7/13/15)

Let’s go to Danville Mall for today’s edition.

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PhotoCentral: Danville By Choice Community Potluck Picnic

I want to get the word out about “Danville By Choice“. In their own words, “Danville By Choice is a social meet-up/informational group for those who love Danville and want to see it thrive! Join us!”

The group had their first Community Potluck Picnic at Camilla Williams Park on Saturday afternoon, and SouthsideCentral was there. Let’s take a look at some photos from the event.

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QuickHits! (7/12/15)

They’re not SickHits, nor are they LickHits. They’re QuickHits, and they usually show up on Sunday. Let’s take a look at some of the stories that have caught my eye over the past week.

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Reidsville Cruise-In – LIVE! (7/10/15)

SouthsideCentral is on the road! We’re LIVE! from downtown Reidsville NC for tonight’s Cruise-In. The crowds were down a bit because of the heat, but we’ve got plenty of photos to show you!

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