County News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 3.19.2020

To the Citizens of Lafayette County: We wanted you to be aware that the Mississippi Department of Health has notified us of our first positive case of COVID19 in Lafayette County.  The Department Health does not release any of the personal information about the individual.  As a county, we are exercising the next level of…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 3.12.2020

Lafayette County recognizes the diligent effort our community is making in preparation of the potential pandemic threat to our community. Along with the University, City of Oxford, local school districts and Baptist Hospital, Lafayette County is preparing our government and community for the potential effects of COVID-19. Our greatest concern is for the life and…

Sheriff’s Department Offers Active Shooter Training

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is now offering Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (C.R.A.S.E.) training. These training sessions are free of charge and available to anyone in the community. C.R.A.S.E. training is designed to give the public the best chance of survival should an active shooter event or other critical incidents occur. This course…

Sign Up Now to Serve as a Poll Worker

Earn money and take part in the civic process by serving as a poll worker in the Nov. 4 general election. The Lafayette County Election Commission is now accepting applications for poll workers. Poll workers must be at least 18 years old and registered to voter in Lafayette County. They also must have transportation to…

Lafayette County Completes New Business Complex

OXFORD, Miss. – Lafayette County has completed construction on the Lafayette County Business Complex, located at 72 F.D. “Buddy” East Parkway. Now, several departments are able to serve the public from just one complex. The Lafayette County Justice Court, the Oxford Municipal Court, Child Protective Services, Department of Human Services, the Lafayette County Health Department…