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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

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

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 waqs 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

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 waqs 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

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

MADISON — Spring break for students in Boone County public schools will be shortened to only two days, according to school officials.
“Students will be off school now for only Monday and Tuesday, April 6 and 7,” said Boone County Schools Superintendent John Hudson. “School will resume on Wednesday, April 8, 9 and 10.”

BCS releases updated school calendar

MADISON — Spring break for students in Boone County public schools will be shortened to only two days, according to school officials. “Students will be off school now for only Monday and Tuesday, April 6 and 7,” said Boone County Schools Superintendent John Hudson. “School will resume on Wednesday, April 8, 9 and 10.”

In the last week, Boone County had five fires in burning approximately 60 acres, according to fire officials.
“Four were caused by escaped debris burning and the one at Dartmont we suspect is arson,” said Charlie Spencer, the Fire Forester for the West Virginia Division of Forestry in Boone County.
Spencer covers the whole county for

Several acres destroyed by fires

In the last week, Boone County had five fires in burning approximately 60 acres, according to fire officials. “Four were caused by escaped debris burning and the one at Dartmont we suspect is arson,” said Charlie Spencer, the Fire Forester for the West Virginia Division of Forestry in Boone County. Spencer covers the whole county for

Today in History

By the Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2015. There are 281 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. Later th

ASHFORD — West State Police in Madison are asking for the public's help in gathering information about a burglary at a church in Ashford on Friday morning.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., Friday, March 20, multiple alleged suspects entered the historic Mahone Chapel United Methodist Church before being scared off by a worker with an insect exter

Police ask for help to catch alleged church burglars

ASHFORD — West State Police in Madison are asking for the public's help in gathering information about a burglary at a church in Ashford on Friday morning. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Friday, March 20, multiple alleged suspects entered the historic Mahone Chapel United Methodist Church before being scared off by a worker with an insect exter

Madison Middle School students see writing come to life in Clay Center afterschool program

CHARLESTON – See one-act plays written by local students and performed by professional actors in “Voices of the Mountain” on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clay Center's Walker Theater. Students in the Clay Center's “Explore & Soar” afterschool program at Madison Middle School in Boone County worked with

CHARLESTON — The Records Management and Preservation Board has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Boone County Commission and the Boone County Clerk to preserve the county records.
“Research of physical records often results in excessive wear and tear and increased deterioration of the books” said Pam Johnson of the Boone County C

Boone receives grant for records preservation

CHARLESTON — The Records Management and Preservation Board has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Boone County Commission and the Boone County Clerk to preserve the county records. “Research of physical records often results in excessive wear and tear and increased deterioration of the books” said Pam Johnson of the Boone County C

SETH — Are you afraid of snakes? Many people are, and two Sherman High School students embarked on a project to study the fear of snakes.
Courtney Dotson, a senior, and Courtney Hull, a sophomore, are working with their science teacher Alan Robinson on the project as part of their Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) program.
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Sherman students study snake phobia

SETH — Are you afraid of snakes? Many people are, and two Sherman High School students embarked on a project to study the fear of snakes. Courtney Dotson, a senior, and Courtney Hull, a sophomore, are working with their science teacher Alan Robinson on the project as part of their Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) program. ̶

MADISON — A former assistant fire chief of the Madison Volunteer Fire Department admitted to some misuse of a department issued credit card, but not to the extent in the felony embezzlement charge made by the state.
Thursday a jury appeared to agree with Larry E. Nunnery and found him guilty of misdemeanor embezzlement, a lesser included off

Former Madison assistant fire chief guilty of lesser charge, according to jury

MADISON — A former assistant fire chief of the Madison Volunteer Fire Department admitted to some misuse of a department issued credit card, but not to the extent in the felony embezzlement charge made by the state. Thursday a jury appeared to agree with Larry E. Nunnery and found him guilty of misdemeanor embezzlement, a lesser included off

MADISON — A former assistant fire chief of the Madison Volunteer Fire Department admitted to some misuse of a department issued credit card, but not to the extend in the felony embezzlement charge made by the state.
Thursday a jury appeared to agree with Larry E. Nunnery and found him guilty of misdemeanor embezzlement, a lesser included off

Former Madison assistant fire chief guilty of lesser charge, according to jury

MADISON — A former assistant fire chief of the Madison Volunteer Fire Department admitted to some misuse of a department issued credit card, but not to the extend in the felony embezzlement charge made by the state. Thursday a jury appeared to agree with Larry E. Nunnery and found him guilty of misdemeanor embezzlement, a lesser included off

The West Virginia KIDS COUNT released the 2014 profiles of Child Well-Being and Boone County is making progress on very important issues regarding child wellness and getting worse in other areas.
The percentage of four year olds registered in Pre-Kindergarten is up 85.1 percent since the 2005 report and Boone County ranks sixth of out West Virgini

Boone ranks poor in child well-being, according to report

The West Virginia KIDS COUNT released the 2014 profiles of Child Well-Being and Boone County is making progress on very important issues regarding child wellness and getting worse in other areas. The percentage of four year olds registered in Pre-Kindergarten is up 85.1 percent since the 2005 report and Boone County ranks sixth of out West Virgini

SETH — Are you afraid of snakes? Many people are, and two Sherman High School students embarked on a project to study the fear of snakes.
Courtney Dotson, a senior, and Courtney Hull, a sophomore, are working with their science teacher Alan Robinson on the project as part of their Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) program.
̶

Sherman students study snake phobia

SETH — Are you afraid of snakes? Many people are, and two Sherman High School students embarked on a project to study the fear of snakes. Courtney Dotson, a senior, and Courtney Hull, a sophomore, are working with their science teacher Alan Robinson on the project as part of their Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) program. ̶

A Chapmanville man was arrested in Boone County and charged with daytime burglary, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested Anthony Lee Stollings Jr., 34, of Chapmanville on Tuesday evening, March 10.
“Stollings was arrested and charged with daytime burglary by Deputy J

Attempted burglar held at gunpoint until police arrive

A Chapmanville man was arrested in Boone County and charged with daytime burglary, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested Anthony Lee Stollings Jr., 34, of Chapmanville on Tuesday evening, March 10. “Stollings was arrested and charged with daytime burglary by Deputy J

A Chapmanville man was arrested in Boone County and charged with daytime burglary, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested Anthony Lee Stollings Jr., 34, of Chapmanville on Tuesday evening, March 10.
“Stollings was arrested and charged with daytime burglary by Deputy J

Attempted burglar held at gunpoint until police arrive

A Chapmanville man was arrested in Boone County and charged with daytime burglary, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested Anthony Lee Stollings Jr., 34, of Chapmanville on Tuesday evening, March 10. “Stollings was arrested and charged with daytime burglary by Deputy J

MADISON — Although some have taken it as policy, a mandate or some sort of First Amendment violation, Boone County Schools Superintendent John Hudson says a “Social Media Guidance Document” sent to all employees is intended to assist employees in making good, responsible decisions regarding the use of social media.
“This do

BCS offers social media guidance to its employees

MADISON — Although some have taken it as policy, a mandate or some sort of First Amendment violation, Boone County Schools Superintendent John Hudson says a “Social Media Guidance Document” sent to all employees is intended to assist employees in making good, responsible decisions regarding the use of social media. “This do

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Chris Curry, 37, of Nellis, Boone County, West Virginia, was sentenced to six months in federal prison and three years' supervised release, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced last week.
Curry previously pleaded guilty in December 2014, admitting that he had agreed to receive a package containing methamphetamine for ano

Two sentenced on federal drug charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Chris Curry, 37, of Nellis, Boone County, West Virginia, was sentenced to six months in federal prison and three years' supervised release, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced last week. Curry previously pleaded guilty in December 2014, admitting that he had agreed to receive a package containing methamphetamine for ano

MADISON — Most in the Boone County education community already know the news. Cuts are being made by Boone County Schools and personnel reductions in force (RIF) are going to be made for the 2015-2016 school year.
A preliminary breakdown of the estimate of reductions includes 26 professional and 11 service positions.
Of the 26 professional

Several reasons for school system's reduction in force, official says

MADISON — Most in the Boone County education community already know the news. Cuts are being made by Boone County Schools and personnel reductions in force (RIF) are going to be made for the 2015-2016 school year. A preliminary breakdown of the estimate of reductions includes 26 professional and 11 service positions. Of the 26 professional





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