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A 17-year-old male from Columbus has been missing since May 1 and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is seeking help in locating him.

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Pike's Past

Pike's Past

By Jim Henry

Pike's Past is a column that runs in the News Watchman every Wednesday. He has been writing for the publication since September of 1976 and is renowned for his knowledge of Pike County history. Henry frequently speaks at gatherings throughout the region to speak about history and present slide shows from his extensive collection of historical photographs.

Rural Rendezvous

Rural Rendezvous

By Sherry M. Stanley

Sherry M. Stanley has resided in the country all her life. She enjoys all aspects of country living, especially gardening and spending time with her animal companions — dogs, goats, horses, and a cat — in Ross County.

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Over recent years, I have seen our country become increasingly guilty of a bad habit. Thanks to today’s bloated bureaucracy, which is a far cry from the lean, limited government laid out in the Constitution, We the People have begun to look to government more and more for the answers to our …