County News

Radar Technology Reveals Details About Lafayette County Courthouse Trees

County tests the health of historic trees   In December, an urban forestry consulting firm analyzed the trees around the Lafayette County Courthouse, looking for indications of vitality, disease or damage. Fulgham’s Inc., led by President David Fulgham, spent a day scanning the seven old trees that have provided shade around the historic courthouse for…

A Day in the Life: On Call with the Lafayette County Fire Department

Casey Henderson started carrying his fire radio at 16. Shortly after his first fire call—which he responded to along with his dad and uncle, both volunteers on the force in Grenada, Miss.—he realized firefighting would be his life’s work. In those early days, Henderson admits, the radio was an excuse to occasionally rush out of…

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…

Polling Places – Where to Vote

Don’t know where your polling place is (where to vote) on November 8, 2022? We created a map of all the polling locations in Lafayette County. Check the Elections & Voting page for more information on the November 8, 2022 General Election or see the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s page. Map of November 8, 2022…

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…