Yazoo City's long-time building inspector Russ Carter passed away during the early morning hours.
Carter served in his role as the building inspector and code enforcement officer for several years for the city of Yazoo City. During his tenure, a number of programs and initiatives were implemented in an effort to beautify and enforce building codes within the local community.
Surrounded by his wife and children, Carter passed away around 3 a.m. this morning. His family said his suffering is gone.
Mayor Diane Delaware said the city sends its prayers and comfort to the Carter family, adding that he was a true servant to his community.
More details will appear in the following print edition of The Yazoo Herald.