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Friday, April 18, 2014

Hollis Green

Squirrels have expensive tastes

The first estimate on repairs of the damage caused by squirrels at the LQC Lamar Home Museum is close to $10K. (July 23, 2012, Page 1)

Tourism funds continue to climb

Oxford tourism-related taxes continue to reach record levels with April’s hotel and food and beverage tax hitting another all-time high, according to figures presented at Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (July 19, 2012, Page 1)

Lamar House receives unwanted visitors

Squirrels have apparently been snacking on the wood that frames the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum. Officials are looking at ways to control the furry creatures and protect the historic home. (June 22, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

Conference Center wants facelift

An interior designer recommended $400K worth of changes and upgrades for the Oxford Conference Center Thursday to the Oxford Tourism Council. Designer Courtney Jones said the changes do not have to be made all at once and the first change she recommended is getting new chairs for the center. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

OCVB incomes increase

After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Jim McCauley, chairman of the Oxford Tourism Council, writes to thank all of those involved with the planning and preparation that helped make the 2011 Double Decker Arts Festival a huge success. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)

Few voters at polls

Voters were trickling into Lafayette County’s 18 voting precincts this morning to cast their ballot for the candidate they think should fill the North Mississippi transportation commissioner seat that became vacant by the Nov. 1 death of Commissioner Bill Minor.

Turnout was expected to be low today due to possible icy road conditions left over from Sunday’s winter storm that dumped 8 inches of snow in Lafayette County. (January 11, 2011, Page 1)

Vision 2020 – The economy and civic enrichment

As part of the Vision 2020 series, The EAGLE looks at the economic impact and civic enrichment committees recommendations and which have come to fruition and which are still in the process of being developed. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

Cedar Oaks residents voice concerns

A public hearing was held before the Tourism Council regular meeting on Wednesday to discuss with Cedar Oaks neighbors concerns for events held in their community. Residents requested a limit of alcohol events, more information shared with them on when events are booked, and a way to tow cars that block their driveways as no parking is available for the historic home. (October 21, 2010, Page 1)

Aldermen approve alcohol for Cedar Oaks

The ordinance has been amended to allow alcohol to be served at Cedar Oaks but the Tourism Council is now also tasked with creating regulations for events at the historic home. The Board of Aldermen approved both actions on Tuesday. (October 6, 2010, Page 2)

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