'Walk N Wag' set for Sunday in Marion County and more region news

'Walk N Wag' set for Sunday in Marion County and more region news

October 31st, 2012 by Staff Reports in News


'Walk N Wag' set for Sunday

South Pittsburg High School's Interact Club and the Marion Animal Resource Connection are putting on the "Walk N Wag" at Kimball Park on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. CST.

The event is a fundraiser for Marion Animal Rescue's spay-neuter assistance program, organizers said.

Admission is $5, and those attending can enjoy a one-mile walk with their dog or "rent" a homeless dog for a walk.

Activities include Zumba for puppies and a silent auction, contests for best-dressed dog, longest tail, shortest tail and most talented, starting about 3 p.m. CST.

For more information about Walk N Wag or the organization, call 423-837-3604.


Man charged in name forgeries

A Shelbyville man running for City Council was charged with forging signatures of registered voters on his qualifying petition to get his name on the ballot.

A grand jury in Bedford County last week indicted Jimmy Neal Anderton, 44, on a charge of making false entries on a registration or election document, and he has been barred from seeking the council position.

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported Detective Sgt. Brian Crews said Anderton admitted to forging 14 signatures on the petition, which requires 25 valid signatures.

Anderton turned himself in to police and posted a $3,000 bond.


Charges possible in bridge jump

Authorities say a man who plunged off an Alabama toll bridge into a river could face charges and have to reimburse searchers who looked for his body after a video of the leap surfaced on YouTube.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that crews conducted an hours-long search Sunday night after a 911 caller reported seeing a man jump from the Black Warrior Parkway toll bridge that afternoon.

Authorities on Monday found a video posted to YouTube of the jump accompanied by music. It includes shots from the jumper's head-mounted camera.

Tuscaloosa County sheriff's Sgt. Andy Norris said the department has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist in issuing a federal citation to the man.