Residents share concerns on crime, water quality at Edwards town hall meeting

Edwards Town Hall on concerns

EDWARDS, MS (WLBT) - The first month of the New Year has not been the best for the city of Edwards. A deadly shooting at an apartment complex happened just outside of town, a boil water advisory, then another shooting at an apartment inside the city.

That’s why members of the community held a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss their concerns.

They’re dealing with issues they rarely have to address; a spike in crime and questions about the quality of their water.

At the town hall, Mayor Marcus Wallace said citizens took to social media to complain about the issues.

According to the mayor, the water has always had a tint to it and has passed a quality test. It is safe to drink.

“We had a water break that happened Thursday night into Friday Morning.”

He says the crime is the cause of people not from Edwards and they’re hoping citizens can step up and help the Hinds county sheriff’s office.

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