County News

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…

County Judge Candidates

A new elected official position, County Judge, will be decided in the upcoming November 8, 2022 general election. Read more about the candidates running for this position on this page: https://www.lafayettems.com/departments/county-judge-candidates/ For more information regarding the November 8, 2022 general election, please see our Voting and Elections page here: https://www.lafayettems.com/voting/

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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…

Public Hearing regarding Medical Cannabis Ordinances

There will be a public hearing at 5:00 PM July 5, 2022 in the Chancery Building to discuss 2 ordinances regarding medical cannabis. One will be regarding a proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance and the second is regarding the proposed Medical Cannabis ordinance. Links to the proposed zoning ordinance amendment and proposed medical cannabis…

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…

Election Information

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? General Election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. * Runoff date if needed: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Polls…

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,…