- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Lafayette County is in search of a new county administrator.

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, during a special called meeting Monday, accepted the resignation of Joseph Johnson, who will resign effective Dec. 31. He’s held the post for eight years.

Board President Jeff Busby tells the Oxford Eagle (https://bit.ly/1HFcaYv ) the resignation was a mutual decision between Johnson and the board. He says everyone feels like they need a new direction.

Busby says Johnson has taken a leave through December “but is still on call if we need him.”

Busby had high praise for the job Johnson has done. The county has a balanced budget and one of the lowest millage rates in the state.

Busby says a search for his replacement will begin immediately.


Information from: Oxford Eagle, https://www.oxfordeagle.com

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