Protest over sale of one-time Elvis ranch dropped - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Protest over sale of one-time Elvis ranch dropped

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) - A protest filed over the sale of Elvis Presley's old Circle G Ranch, where the singer and Priscilla spent their honeymoon in 1967, has been dropped.

Plans for a large retail-residential development on the site of the ranch appear ready to move ahead.

A hearing in the dispute had been scheduled for today before Chancellor Mitchell Lundy. The protest was withdrawn yesterday.

Gerald McLemore, one of the sons of William F. McLemore, who died in 2002, says the fight won't be pursued.

McLemore's family owns the ranch that Elvis had once owned.

Developer Dale Morrow's sales contract with the McLemore family was approved in November by a judge.

He says work can proceed on a development plan.

Morrow says he expects to have a preliminary development plan in March for the 155-acre ranch property at Goodman Road and state Highway 301.

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