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Monday, September 22, 2014

Mary Allyn Roulhac

OCVB observes National Tourism Week

While National Tourism Week is a good way to promote tourism around the country, the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau spends each work day throughout the year promoting Oxford in various ways. As part of its recognition, the OCVB will be hosting visitors to Oxford from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Skipwith Cottage next to City Hall. Refreshments, including cookies and cake, will be handed out. A special Double Decker historical tour is planned for 3 p.m. See today’s EAGLE for more information. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Double Decker tours take riders back in time

Historical tours are sponsored by the Oxford Tourism Council and lead by local historian, Jack Lamar Mayfield, who delights those on the tour with stories about Oxford’s more famous residents like William Faulkner and L.Q.C. Lamar and describes a little bit about what life was like in Oxford when the town was brand new. (July 22, 2011, Page 1B)

Senco named top bartender

Chris Senco won Best Bartender in Oxford after a contest this summer gave 18 local bartenders votes and money was raised for the Food Pantry and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (June 15, 2011, Page 3)

UM provides triple treat this weekend

With graduation, baseball and a softball tournament, the University of Mississippi is making a large economic impact on the City of Oxford tourism industry as hotels are booked and restaurants are packed. (May 13, 2011, Page 1A)

Double Decker about to begin

The 16th annual Double Decker Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow with the first of its kind – a ticketed event. Tickets are on sale today for $10 but beginning at 10 am on Friday go up to $15 for the Friday night concert. Saturday’s festival will remain free with art, food and music. (April 28, 2011, Page 2)

Oxford celebrates Arts and Literature month

With March being Arts and Literature Month, several events will highlight the two artistic endeavors. Oxford Art Crawl will be held on March 22 and Miss-I-Sippin on March 25 with the Oxford Conference for the Book from March 24-26. (March 15, 2011, Page 3)

Sunday alcohol sales debated

More than 120 people gathered Thursday to share their opinions on Sunday alcohol sales, showing the Alcohol Task Force that the community remains mostly divided over the issue. Those against the sales are primarily concerned over college students rowdiness and those for it mostly focus on the economic benefit it could bring to Oxford. (September 3, 2010, Page 1A)

Oxford Alcohol Commission holds first meeting Thursday

The new Oxford Alcohol Commission, created after several months of debate over whether Oxford should expand alcohol sles to Sunday, will host its first meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday. (July 28, 2010, Page 2)

Double Decker: Prepare to party

The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its full music lineup for the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival on April 24. Along with headliners Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, music acts will include: the Felice Brothers, Jimbo Mathus, Mayhem String Band, Those Darlin’s, Young Buffalo, Captain Midnight, Group Fantasma, Cornmeal, Wiley and the Checkmates, My Name is John Michael, A.A. Bondy, American Aquarium and Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men. For more details on music, food, art and other plans, visit the festival’s newly redesigned web site(February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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