County News

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Improving Officer’s Mental Health Through Wellness App

Today, mental health continues to gain more awareness and understanding. But Americans in some of the most high-stress lines of work may be the among the last to seek help. In particular, law enforcement professionals are exposed to many causes physical, psychosocial and anticipatory stress. Police officers often witness gruesome events, or their aftermath. The…

Lafayette County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments Give to Those in Need During the Holidays

Two Lafayette County departments that serve the community all year still find time to give back even more during the holidays. The Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department each rally to help those in need. No-Shave November The Sheriff’s Department is participating in “No-Shave November” to raise money for Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, an…

The TECH Plays Key Role in Developing Vocational Career Skills

Nicknamed “The TECH,” the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology is a vocational institution that welcomes students from both Lafayette High School and Oxford High School. Nestled in a grove of trees on Highway 7 South, the TECH first opened in the 1970s and has provided a large variety of technical programs for students ever since….

4 Fall Activities to Enjoy in Lafayette County

  School is well underway, and temperatures finally have dropped from the swelter of summer. Fall officially began September 22, so if you haven’t already taken advantage of Lafayette County’s autumn fun, here are a few opportunities to enjoy the season.  1. Trick-or-treat with the Oxford Park Commission and the Lafayette County Multi-Purpose Arena.  The…

A Day in the Life: A Rainy Day with Lafayette County’s Roads Department

Way back in the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt around 2400 B.C., something big happened: people began paving roads. To streamline pyramid and temple construction, ancient Egyptian builders created a road for transporting stone from quarries to building sites. Since then, technology has transformed road construction. Between asphalt, painted lines and traffic lights, little about…

Sheriff’s Department Heightens Attention on Traffic Safety

Many Lafayette County residents and visitors may think specifically of downtown Oxford and West Jackson Avenue as pain points for traffic concerns, most notably when the University of Mississippi is in full session. Though football weekends especially threaten to suffocate traffic flow, these days, Oxford does not really have many “off” weeks, in terms of…

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Lafayette County Arena Grows into Community Events Hub

Local Space Has Hosted Variety of Indoor and Outdoor Events Since opening just over three years ago, the Lafayette County Multi-purpose Arena has become one of the busiest event spaces in the county. The arena has played host to kids camps, cooking competitions, gardening classes, craft shows, health fairs and job fairs, barrel races, riding…

Local organization aims to improve mental health and substance abuse issues in Lafayette County

Local organization aims to improve mental health and substance abuse issues in Lafayette County Communicare provides resources and aid to struggling individuals and families     Communicare is the community mental health center that serves Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tate and Yalobusha counties. With offices in each county, Communicare offers services for adults, children, and…

After 15 years, the ‘Heart and Soul’ of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is Retiring

After 15 years, the ‘Heart and Soul’ of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is Retiring Administrative Assistant, Cathy Conner, Looks Forward to Her Next Phase of Life After an Influential Career For 15 years, Cathy Conner has been a priceless member of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, assisting officers and staff members, taking care of…

A Day in the Life: On the Road with Lafayette County’s Solid Waste Department

A day in the life: On the road with Lafayette County’s Solid Waste Department   Photo: Solid Waste & Recycling Department employees meet before leaving on their routes. While much of Lafayette County was still sleeping, the County’s Solid Waste & Recycling crew started their Monday. The team, who will soon leave on routes crisscrossing…