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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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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Cochran, Nunnelee, Childers, Dickey lead in Tippah County polls

RIPLEY — The Republican and Democrat primaries were held Tuesday, June 3 for Senate and House of Representatives, First Congressional District. Unofficial results for Tippah County follow. In the Republican Primary, 1,987 votes were cast in Tippah County. For Senate, Thomas L. Carey earned 19 votes, Thad Cochran brought in 984 and Chris McDaniel totaled […]

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Walnut Lake man killed in shooting

WALNUT LAKE– Clinton Dale Allen died after being shot this weekend. The shooting occurred at Allen’s home at Walnut Lake at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The incident is under investigation by Tippah County Sheriff’s Department. According to Deputy Chris McCallister, no suspects have yet been named. Earlier this year, Glen Martindale, […]

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Boys and Girls Club thanks, calls for volunteers

RIPLEY — Ripley Boys and Girls Club recently released a statement recognizing their volunteers and calling for new volunteers from the community. According to the release, April was National Volunteer month. “Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi salutes each of the many volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Boys and Girls […]

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ACED event brings smiles, laughter to children

RIPLEY — Friday evening, the parking lot at Ripley Middle School was filled with festivity. There were inflatables, pony rides, cupcake decorating tables, face=painting,  music, balloons, and more. Military, police and emergency personnel talked with guests and allowed them to look at various vehicles. As many games and activities as there were, there were more […]

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Walnut World War II hero honored

By Lena Mitchell CORINTH – The acts of heroism that made Herschell Wilbanks of Walnut this month’s Hometown Hero for Modern Woodmen in Corinth, also brought recognition from the Mississippi Legislature recently. Modern Woodmen representative Steven Eaton honored Wilbanks, 90, as a Hometown Hero during a recent program, joined by the Military Order of the […]

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County schools dismiss due to hazardous weather outlook

North Tippah and South Tippah School Systems will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28 due to hazardous weather potential.

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Young retires after 50 years of ministry

RIPLEY — After over 50 years of service in full-time ministry, Tom Young is preparing to spend more time at leisure. In his lifetime, Young has ministered in Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. For the last 15 years, he has served at First Baptist Church of Ripley, as Associate Pastor, Minister of Music and Minister of […]

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Ripley Easter Egg Hunt to be held on the square

RIPLEY — Ripley Main Street’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19. The hunt will feature over 5,000 eggs hidden on the courthouse square. The eggs will be filled with candy and prizes. Some eggs will contain keys to unlock larger prizes.  In addition to egg hunting, there will be face […]

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