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Monday, December 22, 2014

Mary Allyn Hedges

Hills offers benefits

Representatives from the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance were in Oxford Tuesday for a public meeting designed to present the new
opportunities now available to the Mississippi Hills in regard to preserving and promoting the unique cultural and heritage stories of the area.

 (December 18, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Tourism tax numbers hit record

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)

Mixed signals

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)

Sunday Focus – Rooms for rent

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)

Oxford plans for future needs

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)

Visit Oxford eyes new home

Visitor’s Center wants to move closer to Town Hall. (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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)

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