County News

Lafayette County Chancery Clerk Offers Streamlined Passport Process

For Lafayette County residents, obtaining a passport doesn’t require braving long lines or complicated paperwork. Instead, a trip to the Chancery Clerk office can offer a streamlined and personalized experience, more convenient than other options. “If you have everything in order, the process goes very quickly,” says Deputy Chancery Clerk Annie Baker. “It usually doesn’t…

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Former Chancery Clerk Sherry Wall

The Lafayette County community is mourning the loss of Sherry Wall, our beloved former chancery clerk who passed away on February 6th. Wall, known for her compassion, resolve and dedication to the community, served the chancery court for almost 20 years before retiring in December 2023. “She was the ultimate public servant,” said Circuit Clerk…

Lafayette County Welcomes Kate Victor as New County Administrator

Lafayette County is thrilled to welcome Kate Victor as its new County Administrator. Victor brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position and is poised to follow in the shoes of Lisa Carwyle upon her well-deserved retirement, effective in March. For the past seven years, Victor has served as the County Administrator of…

Circuit Clerk Jeff Busby
A Day in the Life: Clocking in with Circuit Clerk

“My mom was Circuit Clerk here for 25 years, and always in the back of my mind, I knew this was where I wanted to be,” says Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Jeff Busby.  “I loved coming up here when she was in office. I’d listen to trials, see how she worked with the people, and…

Meet Glenn Coleman: Lafayette County’s New Coroner

Lafayette County welcomes a new face to a crucial role: Glenn Coleman, soon to be sworn in as the county’s coroner. Stepping into the shoes of Rocky Kennedy, Coleman brings a wealth of experience to this critical position. Coleman has served the county as the deputy coroner for years, both through Kennedy and a former…

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5 Last-Minute Shopping Safety Tips from the Sheriff’s Office

With Christmas just around the corner, the last-minute shopping frenzy is in full swing. During this festive and busy time, it’s important to remember personal safety while you shop for your loved ones. To help you navigate the holiday rush, Chief Deputy Scott Mills has shared some valuable advice for a safe shopping experience. 1….

Emergency Management Steve Quarles
​​A Day in the Life: On Scene with Emergency Management

“In our role as Emergency Management, we respond to stuff people really wouldn’t think,” says Lafayette County Emergency Management Director Steve Quarles.  “Oftentimes, there’s not a quick, easy answer for the scope of everything that’s involved in Emergency Management because it’s such a wide scope of things, but to put it simply, Emergency Management has…

Lafayette County Honors Legacy of Dedicated Public Servant with Memorial Highway

In October, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to dedicate portions of highways to two men who committed their lives to serving Lafayette County, former Mississippi State Senator Johnny Morgan and former Sheriff Bon Hughes McElreath. Bon Hughes McElreath will be memorialized on College Hill Road from College Hill Presbyterian Church to the Coontown…

Get Ready to Vote: Important Details for Lafayette County General Election on Tuesday, November 7

The upcoming general election is just around the corner for Lafayette County. On Tuesday, November 7, 2023 voters will head to the polls to cast their vote for the next sheriff, coroner, tax assessor and more. To keep the voting process running smoothly, here’s what you need to know before heading out. Know where and…

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How to Protect Yourself from Phone Scams

In today’s digital world, phone scams are an unfortunate reality, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Sheriff Joey East recently shared insights into some of the most common phone scams targeting residents in Lafayette County and discussed crucial steps to protect yourself and loved ones from falling victim to these schemes. Never give money…