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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, W. Va. – A Danville man was sentenced to prison for selling drugs announced Boone County Prosecuting Attorney, Keith Randolph.
Theodore “Teddy” Cook, 59, of Danville, received 2 to 30 years in prison in a sentence handed down by Boone County Circuit Court Judge William S. Thompson.
Cook pleaded guilty last month to the

Several sentenced to prison in Boone court

MADISON, W. Va. – A Danville man was sentenced to prison for selling drugs announced Boone County Prosecuting Attorney, Keith Randolph. Theodore “Teddy” Cook, 59, of Danville, received 2 to 30 years in prison in a sentence handed down by Boone County Circuit Court Judge William S. Thompson. Cook pleaded guilty last month to the

MADISON – A Boone County grand jury returned indictments on 53 individuals during its April 2015 term, according to court records from Boone County Circuit Court.
Charges ranges from attempted murder to sexual assault of a minor, child abuse, illegal drug charges and various other felony and misdemeanor crimes.
• Case No. 15-F-65, 66,

Boone grand jury indicts 53

MADISON – A Boone County grand jury returned indictments on 53 individuals during its April 2015 term, according to court records from Boone County Circuit Court. Charges ranges from attempted murder to sexual assault of a minor, child abuse, illegal drug charges and various other felony and misdemeanor crimes. • Case No. 15-F-65, 66,

If you haven't seen his photography on social media, or run into him at Southern Fitness, or even seen him working at the Madison Kroger, then you may be surprised to learn that photographer Dakota Burns of Quinland has not only had one of his photographs published on Vogue's website, but he is also about to help design the look of an upcoming sci-

Local photographer to work on upcoming Sci-Fi film

If you haven't seen his photography on social media, or run into him at Southern Fitness, or even seen him working at the Madison Kroger, then you may be surprised to learn that photographer Dakota Burns of Quinland has not only had one of his photographs published on Vogue's website, but he is also about to help design the look of an upcoming sci-

WHARTON — An emergency evacuation of a school can be scary. Panic and chaos could hinder the evacuation, if a school is not prepared. Wharton Elementary School proved on Friday, April 24, 2015, it could meet all goals set by Boone County School safety procedures when it performed a flawless emergency evacuation drill.
“Their goal in th

Mock drill practices emergency school evacuation

WHARTON — An emergency evacuation of a school can be scary. Panic and chaos could hinder the evacuation, if a school is not prepared. Wharton Elementary School proved on Friday, April 24, 2015, it could meet all goals set by Boone County School safety procedures when it performed a flawless emergency evacuation drill. “Their goal in th

The Harlan County Community Scholarship Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 7 at the School House Inn in Benham.
Tickets should be purchased by April 28 for $15 each at the Harlan Daily Enterprise. You may also call 606-574-5464 to make arrangements for tickets to be picked up at Cumberland Elementary School.
Harlan County Community Scholars

Community scholarship finalists

The Harlan County Community Scholarship Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 7 at the School House Inn in Benham. Tickets should be purchased by April 28 for $15 each at the Harlan Daily Enterprise. You may also call 606-574-5464 to make arrangements for tickets to be picked up at Cumberland Elementary School. Harlan County Community Scholars

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

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

Groups intent to sue over mountaintop removal

CHARLESTON — Seven local, regional and national groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Office of Surface Mining for failing to intervene on West Virginia's lax oversight of mountaintop removal and other destructive surface coal mining. According to the notice filed, a state program has, for decades, allowed the coal industry





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