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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Local EMT earns honor

RIPLEY — Connie Alberson, an EMT with the Tippah County Hospital Ambulance Service, was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 40 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT. This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs. To maintain his status as a […]

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Ashland handles regular business

ASHLAND — The Town of Ashland Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their July meeting on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. Representing the town at the meeting were Mayor Mitch Carroll; Aldermen Don Daniel, Brian Jeanes, Mike Carroll, Greg Thompson and Sandra Gresham; Police Chief Randy Hobson; Town Clerk Trina Thompson; Town Superintendent Jay […]

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Tippah Supervisors hear tax objections

RIPLEY — The Tippah County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Tippah County Chancery Building for their regular monthly meeting. Present for the meeting were: President of the Board and First District Supervisor, Jimmy Gunn; Second District Supervisor, Greg Harrell; Vice-President of the Board […]

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Benton Supervisors move forward with waste disposal

ASHLAND — The Benton County Board of Supervisors met for a recess meeting on Monday, July 11 at the Benton County Courthouse. Board members present included President Ricky Pipkin, Chris Shoup, James Griffin, James Lowry and Tommy Fortner. Also present were Chancery Clerk Marlene McKenzie; Board Attorney John S. Farese; Tax Assessor/Collector Shannon Wilburn; Benton […]

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Poff Memorial Outreach to be held tonight

HICKORY FLAT — An upcoming outreach program will honor the life of a local girl who died in an automobile accident. Amber Poff died on September 6, 2005 in an automobile accident on MS Hwy. 5 in Benton County. Amber was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church youth group, a student at Hickory Flat […]

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Jerry Fowler Fall Festival to be held Saturday

BLUE MOUNTAIN — The sixth annual Jerry Fowler Fall Festival will be held at Blue Mountain Park on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3-7 p.m. The event honors the late Jerry Fowler, who served as an educator for over 37 years. Shortly following his death, Fowler was honored by the Blue Mountain Board of Aldermen with […]

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Gene ‘Sarge’ Ladnier fondly remembered

WALNUT — The Southern Sentinel and the community lost a friend this weekend. Gene “Sarge” Ladnier died Sunday, Sept. 4 after a difficult battle with cancer. Sarge became a mainstay in the community during his more than 17 years of service as a newspaper editor with this company. He served as editor of both the […]

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Downtown preservation depends on you

Last week, Ripley Main Street Association held their annual awards banquet. The keynote speaker discussed various things a community can do to strengthen and preserve their downtown. He noted that Ripley was already doing a lot of the right things. Ripley Mainstreet Association, as well as other groups in Ripley and the towns in Tippah […]

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Main Street awards presented

RIPLEY — On Tuesday, Aug. 23 Ripley Main Street Association held their annual Awards Banquet on the square. The banquet was held on the street near the courthouse and decor included fresh flowers and wooden cutouts of the state. Instrumental music played over the sound system as guests gathered for a dinner catered by Biscuits […]

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Search underway for Walnut man

WALNUT — An investigation is underway in the disappearance of a Walnut man. Phillip Patrick Krauss was last seen on Monday, July 4 on CR 100 in Walnut. He has since been listed as a missing person. Krauss is described as a 52-year-old white male. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 170 […]

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