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Fred Pace

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: fpace@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-369-1165
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About Fred Pace

Fred Pace is the editor of The Logan Banner in Logan, W.Va., and the Coal Valley News in Madison, West Virginia.
Pace has more than 30 years' experience in the newspaper industry. He is the former business editor of the The Register-Herald in Beckley, West Virginia and the former editor of The Lincoln Journal in Hamlin, West Virginia.
Pace has provided improved coverage on issues of local interest and plays a key role in leading the newspaper editorial department's day-to-day operations.
Pace attended Huntington Junior College and the University of Maryland.

Latest Stories by Fred Pace

County approves levy rates

MADISON — An order to lay the levy rates in Boone County was approved by the Boone County Commission. The rates for fiscal year 2015-2016 were set as follows: General Fund at $6,305,035, which is down nearly $2 million from the 2011-2012 general fund; Ambulance Service Levy at $1,462,206; Fire Protection Service at $1,169,765; Public Librari

MADISON — Federal, state and local officials and dignitaries visited Boone Memorial Hospital Thursday to review construction progress on the hospital's new $37 million hospital project and also to make another major health care and public safety annoucement.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Lisa Men

USDA Under Secretary visits Boone Memorial Hosptial

MADISON — Federal, state and local officials and dignitaries visited Boone Memorial Hospital Thursday to review construction progress on the hospital's new $37 million hospital project and also to make another major health care and public safety annoucement. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Lisa Men

MADISON — Federal, state and local officials and dignitaries visited Boone Memorial Hospital Thursday to review construction progress on the hospital's new $37 million hospital project and also to make another major health care and public safety annoucement.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Lisa Men

USDA Under Secretary visits Boone Memorial Hosptial

MADISON — Federal, state and local officials and dignitaries visited Boone Memorial Hospital Thursday to review construction progress on the hospital's new $37 million hospital project and also to make another major health care and public safety annoucement. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Lisa Men

MADISON — At the end of March, a Danville man was charged for being under the influence of methampethamine when he driving a vehicle that crashed and killed four people.
Franklin Gene Thompson, 40, of Danville, was taken to jail and placed on a half a million dollar bond after a toxicology report showed he was high on methamphetamine when th

Danville man's case headed to grand jury

MADISON — At the end of March, a Danville man was charged for being under the influence of methampethamine when he driving a vehicle that crashed and killed four people. Franklin Gene Thompson, 40, of Danville, was taken to jail and placed on a half a million dollar bond after a toxicology report showed he was high on methamphetamine when th

RACINE — Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office are investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Kanawha County man Friday night.
Zackary Davis, 19, of Marmet was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed on Route 94 in Racine, near Lens Creek Mountain.
The incident involved a single vehicle being driven by

Former Sherman student dies in crash

RACINE — Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office are investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Kanawha County man Friday night. Zackary Davis, 19, of Marmet was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed on Route 94 in Racine, near Lens Creek Mountain. The incident involved a single vehicle being driven by

Congressman visits Whitesville mine

Saying he was fulfilling a campaign promise he made to coal miners, Third District U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) visited the Hunter Peerless Mine near Whitesville Friday. “We told those in the Third Congressional District that we would fight for coal in Washington, D.C., and I wanted to come here today and look these coal miners in

WHITESVILLE — Saying he was fulfilling a campaign promise he made to coal miners, Third District U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) visited the Hunter Peerless Mine near Whitesville Friday.“We told those in the Third Congressional District that we would fight for coal in Washington, D.C., and I wanted to come here today and look th

Jenkins visits coal mine near Whitesville

WHITESVILLE — Saying he was fulfilling a campaign promise he made to coal miners, Third District U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) visited the Hunter Peerless Mine near Whitesville Friday.“We told those in the Third Congressional District that we would fight for coal in Washington, D.C., and I wanted to come here today and look th

WHITESVILLE — Saying he was fulfilling a campaign promise he made to coal miners, Third District U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) visited the Hunter Peerless Mine near Whitesville Friday.
“We told those in the Third Congressional District that we would fight for coal in Washington, D.C., and I wanted to come here today and look

Jenkins visits coal mine near Whitesville

WHITESVILLE — Saying he was fulfilling a campaign promise he made to coal miners, Third District U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) visited the Hunter Peerless Mine near Whitesville Friday. “We told those in the Third Congressional District that we would fight for coal in Washington, D.C., and I wanted to come here today and look

CHARLESTON — Van High School's principal has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse by parent or guardian, according to the Charleston Police Department.
Garth E. Mock was arrested on Thursday, April 2, 2015, on the felony charge. He was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court and placed on a $10,000 bond and taken to the South Cen

Van principal arrested on sex abuse charge

CHARLESTON — Van High School's principal has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse by parent or guardian, according to the Charleston Police Department. Garth E. Mock was arrested on Thursday, April 2, 2015, on the felony charge. He was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court and placed on a $10,000 bond and taken to the South Cen

County cracking down on litter

ASHFORD — Cracking down on open dumps and litter has began in Boone County According to Boone County Sheriff Randall White and Boone County Commissioner Athol Halstead, a litter sting was recently conducted in the Ashford Rumble area. “Six 'Notice of Violation' and three citations were issued in the Ashford area,” White said. T

CHARLESTON — Van High School's principal has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse by parent or guardian, according to the Charleston Police Department.
Garth E. Mock was arrested sometime today (Friday, April 3, 2015) on the felony charge. He was arraigned and placed on a $10,000 bond and taken to the South Central Regional Jail in Ch

UPDATE: Van principal arrested on sex abuse charge

CHARLESTON — Van High School's principal has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse by parent or guardian, according to the Charleston Police Department. Garth E. Mock was arrested sometime today (Friday, April 3, 2015) on the felony charge. He was arraigned and placed on a $10,000 bond and taken to the South Central Regional Jail in Ch

CHARLESTON — Van High School's principal has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse by parent or guardian, according to the Charleston Police Department.
Garth E. Mock was arrested sometime today (Friday, April 3, 2015) on the felony charge. He was arraigned and placed on a $10,000 bond and taken to the South Central Regional Jail in Ch

Van principal arrested on sex abuse charges

CHARLESTON — Van High School's principal has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse by parent or guardian, according to the Charleston Police Department. Garth E. Mock was arrested sometime today (Friday, April 3, 2015) on the felony charge. He was arraigned and placed on a $10,000 bond and taken to the South Central Regional Jail in Ch

ASHFORD — After showing 100 percent academic growth with all students and 90 percent of students on track to meet their grade level mastery, Ashford Rumble Elementary School was recognized by the West Virginia Department of Education recently.
The WVDE announced the 2014-2015 Reward Schools list last week. Forty-two schools statewide were ho

Ashford Rumble Elementary ranks in top 10 statewide

ASHFORD — After showing 100 percent academic growth with all students and 90 percent of students on track to meet their grade level mastery, Ashford Rumble Elementary School was recognized by the West Virginia Department of Education recently. The WVDE announced the 2014-2015 Reward Schools list last week. Forty-two schools statewide were ho

MADISON — After several water issues over the past few years in Boone County and the region, West Virginia American Water officials told those in attendance at a Boone County Commission meeting on Tuesday that the company is working on enhancing its emergency customer notification abilities and to better communication with its customers and l

Water company promises better communications

MADISON — After several water issues over the past few years in Boone County and the region, West Virginia American Water officials told those in attendance at a Boone County Commission meeting on Tuesday that the company is working on enhancing its emergency customer notification abilities and to better communication with its customers and l

MADISON — A public hearing regarding the 2015-2016 Boone County Schools calendar took place Tuesday, March 31, at Scott High School.
“Pursuant to the provisions of WV Code and State Board Policy 3234, along with Senate Bill 359, the Boone County Board of Education is holding this public hearing that will allow all interested parties to

BOE asks for public's help with 2015-2016 school calendar

MADISON — A public hearing regarding the 2015-2016 Boone County Schools calendar took place Tuesday, March 31, at Scott High School. “Pursuant to the provisions of WV Code and State Board Policy 3234, along with Senate Bill 359, the Boone County Board of Education is holding this public hearing that will allow all interested parties to

Legendary moonshiner and television star Steven Ray Tickle will visit eight locations in West Virginia during back-to-back weekends in April.
Fans in Bluefield, Beckley, Logan, and Charleston will have a chance to take a picture with the famous moonshiner, and have a jar of Tickle's Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine signed by the man himself April 10 an

Legendary moonshiner to visit West Virginia

Legendary moonshiner and television star Steven Ray Tickle will visit eight locations in West Virginia during back-to-back weekends in April. Fans in Bluefield, Beckley, Logan, and Charleston will have a chance to take a picture with the famous moonshiner, and have a jar of Tickle's Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine signed by the man himself April 10 an

Legendary moonshiner and television star Steven Ray Tickle will visit eight locations in West Virginia during back-to-back weekends in April.
Fans in Bluefield, Beckley, Logan, and Charleston will have a chance to take a picture with the famous moonshiner, and have a jar of Tickle's Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine signed by the man himself April 10 an

Legendary moonshiner to visit West Virginia

Legendary moonshiner and television star Steven Ray Tickle will visit eight locations in West Virginia during back-to-back weekends in April. Fans in Bluefield, Beckley, Logan, and Charleston will have a chance to take a picture with the famous moonshiner, and have a jar of Tickle's Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine signed by the man himself April 10 an

DANVILLE — In September of this past year, a horrible automobile accident in Danville took the lives of four people, including two children. On Thursday, the driver of that vehicle was charged with four counts of driving under the influence (DUI) causing death.
Franklin Gene Thompson, 40, of Danville, was taken to jail and placed on a half a

Danville man charged in crash that killed four

DANVILLE — In September of this past year, a horrible automobile accident in Danville took the lives of four people, including two children. On Thursday, the driver of that vehicle was charged with four counts of driving under the influence (DUI) causing death. Franklin Gene Thompson, 40, of Danville, was taken to jail and placed on a half a

MADISON — A Danville man was sentenced to prison Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court for his role in selling drugs.
David Green, 74, of Danville, received two to 30 years in prison in a sentence handed down by Boone County Circuit Court Judge William S. Thompson. Thompson also fined Green $50,000.
Green pleaded guilty last month to the f

Danville man sentenced to prison for selling drugs

MADISON — A Danville man was sentenced to prison Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court for his role in selling drugs. David Green, 74, of Danville, received two to 30 years in prison in a sentence handed down by Boone County Circuit Court Judge William S. Thompson. Thompson also fined Green $50,000. Green pleaded guilty last month to the f

Elderly Boone Co. man sentenced for selling drugs

By Fred Pace fpace@civitasmedia.com MADISON — A Danville man was sentenced to prison Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court for his role in selling drugs. David Green, 74, of Danville, received two to 30 years in prison in a sentence handed down by Boone County Circuit Court Judge William S. Thompson. Thompson also fined Green $50,000. G





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