About Joyce Brock

Joyce Brock is the News Editor of the Southern Advocate newspaper. A lifelong Benton County resident, she has been a member of the Southern Advocate team for over seven years.

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Stanford charged with Sexual Battery, Touching a Child

RIPLEY — A New Albany man was recently released from Tippah County Jail on $100,000 bond. Robert Dean Stanford was arrested by officers with Tippah County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, Oct. 6, according to Sheriff Karl Gaillard. The arrest comes following an incident which allegedly took place at a property owned by Stanford in the […]

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No injuries in wreck involving school bus

CHALYBEATE –  Mississippi Highway Patrol reported to the scene of a wreck involving one vehicle and a school bus following a call at approximately 3:20 p.m. this afternoon. There were children on the bus, but there were no injuries, according to Trooper Ray Hall. The incident occurred on Hwy. 354 and closed one lane of […]

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Motorcycle crash leaves one with life-threatening injuries

CORRECTION: In early reports released by the MHP, the names of two drivers were reversed. The correct information, released after more thorough reports were completed follows. WALNUT — The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released further details concerning the motorcycle crash that closed a portion of Hwy. 72 in Walnut this afternoon. MHP continues to investigate […]

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One in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

WALNUT — A motorcycle wreck involving multiple vehicles on Hwy. 72 in Walnut stopped traffic this afternoon. According to Trooper Ray Hall, one person is believed to be in critical condition at this time. Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. Tippah County Sheriff’s Department assisted with traffic at the scene. Further information was not […]

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Tuesday afternoon drug bust leads to arrests

by Lynn West, New Albany Gazette An anonymous tip made to three different agencies Saturday has led to a major marijuana seizure worth nearly $150,000, several arrests and an investigation that was still continuing. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said a tip came in to his office and at the same time to the Tippah […]

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BREAKING: Drug bust yields over 150 plants

COTTON PLANT — A drug seizure in the Cotton Plant area of Tippah County has yielded approximately 165 plants of marijuana, along with other contraband, according to Tippah County Sheriff Karl Gaillard. Law enforcement officers from Tippah County Sheriff’s Department, Union County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics were on site this afternoon […]

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Exchange provides new experience for family, student

RIPLEY — It was a coincidence that prompted the Browns into taking action on a thought they’d had many times. That action will change their lives and the life of one teenaged girl forever. Ken and Rhonda Brown had talked casually about hosting a foreign exchange student for years, but hadn’t taken action on the […]

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Over 40 marijuana plants seized in Walnut

WALNUT — On Friday, Aug. 29, Tippah County authorities seized over 40 marijuana plants in Walnut. Phillip Patrick Krause, 52, of 2330 CR 100, Walnut was arrested in connection to the plants. Investigators say the plants were found in three locations at or near his residence. The confiscation and arrest were carried out by Investigator […]

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Walnut woman dies from injuries suffered in two-car wreck

A Walnut woman has died from injuries she suffered in a crash last week. Peggy E. Miles, 63, of Walnut, was involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Alcorn County, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. At approximately 11:35 p.m., Miles was traveling east on Highway 72 when it appeared a car driven by Brandi […]

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McDaniel takes Tippah vote

RIPLEY — In the contentious and closely watched race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator, challenger Chris McDaniel took the popular vote in Tippah County over incumbent Thad Cochran. State Senator Chris McDaniel visited Ripley on Saturday, greeting voters at Shirley’s Restaurant and asking for their vote. Incumbent Thad Cochran, who has held the […]

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