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Lafayette Justice Court Building Named After Long-Serving Judge

By Alyssa Schnugg
News editor

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved naming the newly built Justice and Municipal Court Building after Justice Court Judge Johnny Wayne McLarty. Photo via Facebook.

The new Lafayette County Justice Court will be renamed after one of the current serving judges – Johnny Wayne McLarty – or as most people around town know him, “The Judge.”

On Monday, Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent asked the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors during their regular meeting to consider naming the newly built Justice and Municipal Court building the “Judge Johnny Wayne McLarty Justice Building.”

McLarty has served as a justice court judge for 40 years and is the second longest-serving Justice Court judge in Mississippi, according to Avent.

“He has dedicated his life serving not only as a public official but also as a community leader,” Avent told the supervisors.

The court building is part of the new Lafayette County Business Complex located on F.D. Buddy East Parkway.
Photo by Matt Nichols.

McLarty has been a coach and umpire for the Lafayette County Little League, a bus driver for the school district and an EMT.

“He has volunteered his time with Lafayette Commodore Athletics and is a great supporter and worker for Ole Miss Athletics,” Avent said. “Game after game, shaking hands with a smile while working at the ticket gate … He has made the judicial system better and Lafayette County better simply being ‘The Judge.’”

McLarty’s son, District 4 Supervisor Chad McLarty thanked Avent for kind words about his father.

“He is my mentor,” Chad said of his father. “He made me the man I am today.”

The supervisors unanimously approved the request to name the building after McLarty who did not attend the meeting Monday.


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