• 75°

Garbage collector shot Tuesday morning

NATCHEZ — Natchez police officers are investigating a shooting that took place at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on Watts Avenue and injured a garbage collector, officials said.

“The people who pick up trash on a trash truck were going through and someone commenced to shoot,” said Walter Armstrong, Natchez chief of police. “It struck one of the guys picking up trash.”

Armstrong said the victim was treated and released Tuesday from Merit Health Natchez with a non-life-threatening injury.

“It is an active investigation,” Armstrong said. “We are following leads to determine who the shooter was and asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything to call police.”

Armstrong said he is happy the victim was not killed and has been treated and released.

“Nevertheless, we need to arrest the person who committed this violent act,” Armstrong said, adding that criminals are not adhering to stay-at-home or social distancing orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are still answering calls. The volume has decreased. We had a burglary call over the weekend. Everybody is not going to adhere to rules of social distancing and staying in.”

COVID-19

Monday update: State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Supervisors hire new County Administrator

News

Adams County extends mask mandate through September

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez-Adams School District moves first day of school

BREAKING NEWS

Adams County taps county comptroller to be next county administrator

News

Dead bodies are stacking up in this Mississippi county, here’s why

COVID-19

Sunday update: Mississippi health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

NASA astronauts on SpaceX capsule make first splashdown in 45 years

News

The Dart: Local shut-ins are nothing but fun

COVID-19

Concordia Parish records 16 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases in Mississippi continue to rise

News

Photo gallery: Natchez alderman hosts drive-thru barbeque

News

Crime reports: Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020

News

Updated 2:08 p.m.: Adams County Sheriff’s deputies investigating scene of fatal shooting

BREAKING NEWS

Balloons will fly; music events, other festivities canceled for balloon fest 2020

News

Sunday Focus: Local doctors debunk myths about COVID-19

News

Home Ministry: Catholic youth spend summer helping community

News

Donations sought for Gayrage Sale encore

News

Someone to look up to: Merrill sworn in for second term as Vidalia police chief

News

Alderman to offer free drive-thru barbecue Saturday

News

Former Sen. Bob Dearing dies at 85

News

City mask mandate extended

News

Man leads officers on high-speed chase

COVID-19

Mississippi breaks single-day record for new virus cases