ETX man ties for Salvation Army world record bell ringing - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

ETX man ties for Salvation Army world record bell ringing

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.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • St. Martin million-dollar scholar puts emphasis on community outreach

    St. Martin million-dollar scholar puts emphasis on community outreach

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:00:34 GMT
    She has a long list of organizations to her credit, and she’s earned 1,500 hours in community service with projects of her own creation. (Photo: WLOX)She has a long list of organizations to her credit, and she’s earned 1,500 hours in community service with projects of her own creation. (Photo: WLOX)

    As a student at the Mississippi School for Math and Science, Brianna Ladnier of St. Martin can now call herself a million-dollar scholar.

    More >>

    As a student at the Mississippi School for Math and Science, Brianna Ladnier of St. Martin can now call herself a million-dollar scholar.

    More >>
  • Rain returns Sunday

    Rain returns Sunday

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:32:53 GMT

    The WLOX First Alert Weather team is tracking another storm system that will bring the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday.

    More >>

    The WLOX First Alert Weather team is tracking another storm system that will bring the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday.

    More >>
  • Mississippi Supreme Court rejects zoning for Costco store

    Mississippi Supreme Court rejects zoning for Costco store

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:43:02 GMT
    A unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court says a suburb acted improperly in rezoning property for what would be Mississippi's first Costco store. (Photo source: WLOX)A unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court says a suburb acted improperly in rezoning property for what would be Mississippi's first Costco store. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court says a suburb acted improperly in rezoning property for what would be Mississippi's first Costco store.

    More >>

    A unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court says a suburb acted improperly in rezoning property for what would be Mississippi's first Costco store.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly