September 17, 2009
White Oak Festival set for Oct. 10 in Byhalia
The annual White Oak Fall Festival in Byhalia is just one month away, set for Saturday, October 10.
The festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Sports Association, will be held at the BSA ball fields on Lowery Road, just off Highway 178. It will feature arts and crafts, a talent show, lots of good food and much more. For more information, call JaniceWagg at 901-246-8843.
Sheriff’s department gets $500,000 grant
Congressman Travis Childers announces a grant of nearly $500,000 for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.
The funding was allotted as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Marshall County will fund a Criminal Investigative and Apprehension Project to create and enhance various investigative processes and resources within the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.
Graceland Too receives magazine recognition
For the second time in as many years, Graceland Too has been chosen by readers of Mississippi magazine as Best Off-Beat Destination.
The honor to Holly Springs and Holly Springs Tourism was announced in the July/August 2009 issue of Mississippi.
“Beyond the exterior of Paul McLeod’s white mansion is a tribute unlike any other - to Elvis and nothing but Elvis,” said writer/editorial intern Sophie McNeil. “Elvis may have left the building at the original Graceland years ago, but memories of Elvis can always be found at Graceland Too.”
The museum, at 200 E. Gholson Ave., is open all the time. Owner/collector Paul McLeod has been an Elvis fan since childhood. He provides a thorough tour of Elvis memorabilia with hardly a square inch of the museum walls and ceilings left uncovered. It is truly a unique collection that serves as a shrine to the King of Rock.
Stephanie Movre, executive director of the Holly Springs Tourism Bureau, said more people visit Graceland Too than many people would think.
“It is especially popular amongst the Ole Miss students,” she said. “In fact, I joke that Ole Miss may require students to get their Graceland Too Lifetime Membership card before their diploma.”
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