opportunities now available to the Mississippi Hills in regard to preserving and promoting the unique cultural and heritage stories of the area.
Funds from the 2 percent food and beverage tag and hotel/motel tax broke its record year in 2013 by brining in more than $2.3 million into the city. (November 20, 2014, Page 1A)
The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission is trying to find come cohesiveness with city leaders and laws that often seem to contradict the commission’s mission. (November 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)
Hotel developers are betting that Oxford’s ability to attract visitors to the community is only going to grow stronger in the coming years. That helps to explain why hundreds of new hotel rooms will be made available in the next few months. (November 2, 2014, Page 1A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently met to discuss possible capital projects including a new activity center, to gauge the city’s top priority as it plans for the future. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)
Visitor’s Center wants to move closer to Town Hall. (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)
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)
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)
Oxford Tourism Council to get community and university event planners at same table for better coordination of events.
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)