ETX man ties for Salvation Army world record bell ringing - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

ETX man ties for Salvation Army world record bell ringing

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Body found in I-55 Ark. ditch

    Body found in I-55 Ark. ditch

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:15:02 GMT
    (WMC) – Arkansas State Police are on the scene of a report of a body found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. Reports are a body may have been found
    A body was found Thursday near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis.
  • Man arrested for lighting woman on fire

    Man arrested for lighting woman on fire

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:56:54 GMT
    A Stone County man is in jail accused of pouring gasoline on a woman and then lighting her on fire.
    A Stone County man is in jail accused of pouring gasoline on a woman and then lighting her on fire.
  • Goldman Sachs downgrades Walmart stock

    Goldman Sachs downgrades Walmart stock

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:11 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:11:05 GMT

    Although it posts close to half a trillion dollars in annual sales, Walmart has seen sales drop for five straight quarters.

    Although it posts close to half a trillion dollars in annual sales, Walmart has seen sales drop for five straight quarters.

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

The East Texas man competing in the national Salvation Army bell ringing contest is officially a winner.

Andre Thompson and the two other remaining contestants decided to end the competition in a tie after more than one hundred hours of ringing. East Texans surrounded Thompson right at 8pm Saturday when he finally put the bell away.

Thompson says after a lot of thought this seemed like the best way to end the friendly competition. "Nobody wanted to give up, nobody wanted to stop so we just basically all decided that the claim to the record is won, so the world record is now in the hands of all three of us" said Thompson.

KLTV was there as Thompson started his journey five days ago. It was 75-degrees that day in Tyler, a big difference from tonight's freezing temperatures. Thompson says god gave him the strength to power through. He says this experience showed him how kind East Texans can be.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.