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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mary Allyn Hedges

Sales tax jump by 5.5 percent

Sales tax collection jump by 5.5 percent in Oxford showing strong economic growth for the area in the last 12 months. (August 7, 2014, Page 1)

Festival again a success

Double Decker Coordinator Madison Featherston reported this year’s festival was a success with very few minor complaints and an increase in sales. (May 22, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Survey shows need for coordination

Oxford Tourism Council to get community and university event planners at same table for better coordination of events.

  (April 14, 2014, Page 1,5)

Tourism tax numbers increase in June

As parents and students came from all over to visit the University of Mississippi during orientation this year, they stayed in hotels and dined in Oxford’s restaurants, making the 2 percent tourism tax totals climb during the month of June.  Tourism Manager Mary Allyn Hedges presented the figures for the hotel/motel tax and 2 percent food and beverage tax for the month of June during Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (August 22, 2013, Page 1,2)

New visitor’s center signs OK

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the signs for two buildings Monday, including signs marking Oxford’s new visitor’s center. (June 4, 2013, Page 3)

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