SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn.
'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.
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