County News

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Correctional Facility Updates Looks to Improve Inmates’ Quality of Life

Correctional Facility Updates Looks to Improve Inmates’ Quality of Life New Kiosks Provide Access to Communication and Education The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is using technology to improve daily life for inmates and efficiency for staff. Since March of 2020, the department has introduced 19 kiosks throughout the correctional facility, including two money kiosks and…

Safety Tips From Lafayette County’s Search & Rescue Team

It’s summer in Mississippi, so you know what that means: It’s time to get outside, get active and get exploring. But before you hit the trails in Holly Springs National Forrest, cruise around Sardis Lake or go for a bike ride on the South Campus Rail Trail, it’s important to make sure that you are…

The Sheriff’s Security Registration and Mapping (S.C.R.A.M) Camera Registry Program

Signup Below The Sheriff’s Office wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Sheriff’s Security Registration and Mapping Surveillance Camera Registry Program. SCRAM allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Sheriff’s Office. When a crime occurs, deputies and investigators will be able to identify the…