Several Lafayette County officials were sworn in Tuesday by Chancery Court Judge Glen Alderson at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. Several others will be sworn in today. (December 28, 2011, Page 1)
Mary Alice Busby said good bye to friends and fellow coworkers Friday night during her retirement party. Busby has served as Lafayette County circuit court clerk for more than 24 years. (December 12, 2011, Page 1)
Sheriff F.D. “Buddy” East was re-elected for another term Tuesday night. East has been sheriff for almost 40 years. Also winning in last night’s election was Baretta Mosley, for Lafayette County Circuit Court Clerk and incumbant Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent. (November 9, 2011, Page 3)
Lafayette County residents will cast their votes for local and state elections as well as three controversial constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday. (November 7, 2011, Page 1A)
About 38 percent of registered voters came out to the polls Tuesday for the primary election. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)
Several county races may be decided Tuesday during the primary election. Circuit Court Clerk Mary Alice Busby said her office has been busy leading up to the primary and hopes for at least a 40-percent voter turnout. (August 1, 2011, Page 1A)
Gov. Haley Barbour has said he will decide sometime today whether to delay Tuesday’s special election due to hazardous road conditions after Sunday’s winter storm dumped several inches of snow and ice on Mississippi roads. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 1)
After 24 years of serving Lafayette County as its Circuit Court Clerk, Mary Alice Busby has decided to turn the job over to whomever the voters believe will be the best person for the job. Busby decided she would not seek reelection during the holidays.
However, more than 20 people have already thrown their hats into the election ring in the first 48 hours of the qualification period that began on Monday. (January 6, 2011, Page 1)
While the wet weather was blamed for keeping voter turnout low in other part of Mississippi, area voters were determined to cast their votes despite the storms.
More than 44 percent of registered voters participated in Tuesday’s mid-term election.
“That’s pretty high for a midterm election,” said Circuit Court Clerk Mary Alice Busby after all the ballots were in last night.
Election Commissioner Mary K. Hemphill said no major problems were reported at the precincts other than some long lines. (November 3, 2010, Page 12)
Midterm elections generally don’t bring high percentages of voters out to the polls.
“Typically in the past it’s been fairly low,” said Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Mary Alice Busby.
But this year, Busby expects the turnout to be higher.“We’re had a much large amount of absentee voters for this election,” she said.
All 18 voter precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The deadline to register to vote has passed and Busby said there are no last minute registrations.
There are 24,235 people registered to vote in Lafayette County. (November 1, 2010, Page 1A)