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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Man dies following dog attack in Benton County

LAMAR — Following an early Saturday morning dog attack in Benton County, one man has died and another has been arrested. According to Benton County Sheriff’s Department, David Glass was attacked by three pit bulls at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday morning. He was found at approximately 5 a.m. and gave Sheriff Arnie McMullen an account […]

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Authorities seeking information in murder

Brad Locke/Daily Journal Authorities are seeking the public’s help in solving a murder that took place last month in Benton County. The body of Derrick “Spot” Sanders was found early on the morning of July 4 on the side of the road, at the intersection of Highway 7 and Sexton Road. He had been stabbed, […]

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Body found in Benton County

LAMAR – A body has reportedly been found in Benton County. Derrick Sanders’ body was found at the edge of a yard off of Miss. Hwy. 7 in Lamar on Friday morning, according to published reports. The body is being sent to Jackson for an autopsy and the death is being investigated as a homicide. […]

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McDaniel, Nunnelee, Childers, Dickey lead in Benton County polls

ASHLAND — The Republican and Democrat primaries were held Tuesday, June 3 for Senate and House of Representatives, First Congressional District. Unofficial results for Benton County follow. In the Republican Primary, 463 votes were cast in Benton County. For Senate, Thomas L. Carey earned 6 votes, Thad Cochran brought in 218 and Chris McDaniel totaled […]

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Howard Poker Run raises over $1,500 for breast cancer research, programs

HICKORY FLAT — Earlier this month, friends and neighbors gathered in Hickory Flat to honor the memory of a friend and raise funds for charity. The Second Annual Gail Howard Breast Cancer Poker Run raised over $1,500 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Last year, the event was held to raise funds for medical expenses […]

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Primary to be held June 3

ASHLAND — The 2014 Democratic and Republican Primary Elections will be held on Tuesday, June 3. In the primary, voters will select candidates for United States Senate and for the United States House of Representatives. In the November election, candidates for Circuit Court Judge will be added to the ballot. Those names are not included […]

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HFAC to host Rebel Pride Day

HICKORY FLAT — Hickory Flat Attendance Center will host its first “Rebel Pride Day” this weekend. “We wanted to give our students and our community an opportunity to share with each other the success of our school’s achievements,” said Principal Barry Goolsby. “We want to have a time of fun, food and fellowship with the […]

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NMPHC breaks ground for new facility in Ashland

ASHLAND – James D. Nunnally, Executive Director of North Mississippi Primary Health Care, Inc. headquartered in Ashland, along with the Board of Directors and staff recently announced the ground-breaking for a new facility to be built in Ashland (Benton Medical Center).  The new facility will consist of 12,200 new square feet of “state of the […]

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McBride issues multiple warrants in Justice Court

ASHLAND – Benton County Justice Court was in session on Tuesday, March 25 with Judge Gary McBride on the bench. Among cases heard were: Hannah G. Shaw – Shaw was charged with driving while license suspended. She was assessed a total of $398 in fines and court costs. Because she failed to appear in court, […]

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Childers sends multiple cases to grand jury

ASHLAND — Benton County Justice Court was in session on Tuesday, March 4 with Judge Brody Childers on the bench. Among the cases heard were: Larry Tate – Tate was charged with driving while license suspended. He was assessed a total of $398 in fines and court costs. Because he was absent from court, a […]

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