County News

A Day In the Life: Changing Lives in Youth Court

When the County Court was created in 2023, it was a sign of the community’s growth—and an answer to challenges presented by it. So far, the County Court’s first judge and her team have taken that charge and made it a reality. Under Mississippi law, counties are eligible for a County Court if their population…

Highway 7 Widening: The Road to Growth and Safety in Lafayette County

Thanks to the power of persistent community advocacy and collaborative governance, a much-needed and overdue highway project in Lafayette County is on the road again—with $175 million in funding. After years of delays and community anticipation, the widening of Highway 7 in Lafayette County is finally set to commence—and projected to be complete in roughly…

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…

Proposed Special Events Ordinance

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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…

Shopping bags
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….

Tax Collector Payments – Special Notice

Due to elected official and account changes, the Tax Collector’s office will NOT be accepting credit/debit cards on Friday, December 29, 2023 in the office. Cash or check/money order will be accepted that date ONLY. There will also be NO ONLINE PAYMENTS for taxes and vehicle renewals from December 29, 2023- January 2, 2024.