County News

Hazard Mitigation Plan

On May 16th, 2022, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting to adopt the MEMA District 2 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan which includes Lafayette County and all of its incorporated municipalities, as well as several other neighboring counties. This plan is intended to help protect the citizens of the county and help…

Local reading initiative aims to help children jumpstart their education

Local reading initiative aims to help children jumpstart their education Oxford and Lafayette County help fund L.O.U. Reads   Since 2015, Lafayette County, the City of Oxford, Oxford School District and Lafayette County School District have fostered and grown a literacy education program. The program, which reaches approximately 3,000 local students in early grade school,…

2022 Election Voter’s Guide: Information & Deadlines

Mark your calendars. The 2022 Elections are fast approaching. Here’s what you need to know about how, when and where to vote.   When is election day? Primary Election day is Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. General Election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls open…

Sheriff Department Finds Ways to Better Inmates’ Lives

Sheriff Department Finds Ways to Better Inmates’ Lives Offering New Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs   The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new program to help inmates struggling with addiction and set them up for success outside of jail. Working with leaders of Oxford’s Alcohol Anonymous group, the Sheriff’s Department now provides state-approved…

Lafayette County Gains County Court

  Earlier this year, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a proclamation creating a County Court in Lafayette County, but what does that mean for our county? Once a county’s population grows to more than 50,000, the county can have a County Court. These courts have exclusive jurisdiction over matters of eminent domain, juvenile proceedings and other…

Free Covid Testing for Lafayette County

Rapid & PCR tests for Covid-19 free to anyone. Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Oxford Conference Center 102 Ed Perry Blvd. Oxford, Mississippi To register for a test: https://covidschedule.umc.edu/SelectLocation No insurance or ID is required for testing. Oxford Conference Center location:  

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library 2022 Calendar of Activities

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library has been a hub for community gatherings and events for more than 90 years. And while the COVID-19 pandemic may have put a damper on the branches’ ability to host visitors, the library team is excited that in-person activities are now returning. “We are so excited to be back and…

Lafayette County Fire Department Adds New Pierce Mini-Pumper to Fleet

LCFD responds to growing need for safety equipment in Lafayette County As the need for EMS and rescue responses has risen alongside the population of Lafayette County, the Lafayette County Fire Department has looked into opportunities to expand and update their firefighting equipment. Most recently, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors allotted space in the…

Lafayette County Fire Department Hires 9 New Full-time Firefighters for County’s Growing Population

Lafayette County Fire Department Hires 9 New Full-time Firefighters for County’s Growing Population Lafayette County Board of Supervisors respond to the need for more EMT’s and full-time staff   The population of Lafayette County now sits at just over 50,000 residents, with that number steadily growing each year. As the population continues to grow, there…