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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mary-Kathryn Herrington

Oxford ready to welcome Texas fans

Between returning Ole Miss alumnus and UT fans, Oxford could see 100,000 additional people in town this weekend. Area emergency responders and city and university officials are gearing up for what could be record-breaking crowds Saturday. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

Tourism Council revamps grant process

The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau had released its new guidelines and application packets for its Oxford Tourism Opportunity Grant Program that gives funds to local projects that promote tourism in Oxford. (August 9, 2012, Page 1A)

Tourism, Conference Center separate budgets

In an attempt to further separate from each other, Oxford’s tourism office and the convention center have tweaked their budgets to show more detail in individual spending. (July 24, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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)

City to review arts festival

The Oxford Tourism Council plans to sit down in the near future and evaluate Oxford’s popular Double Decker Arts Festival and brainstorm ways to make it better and see if there any changes to be made, like going back to a one-day event or keep it a two-day event. During a meeting Wednesday, the council reported this year’s festival ended with a $22,000 profit. Also during the meeting, it was reported tax numbers continue to rise. (June 21, 2012, Page 1)

Film project’s loss, local projects’ gain

Since filmmakers for the movie, “Admissions,” withdrew their request for a grant from the Oxford Tourism Council last month when they decided not to film in Oxford, $4,800 is now open to local projects or events that encourage tourism. Grant applications are due June 13 and can be downloaded from www.oxfordcvb.com. (May 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Sunday alcohol sales benefits more than restaurants

A year after the city of Oxford allowed alcohol sales on select Sunday, restaurants and other businesses say it’s been good for business. (May 14, 2012, Page 6A)

Festival attracts crowd

Whether if was the gorgeous weather, the strong music lineup, the many quality food and art vendors or a combination of all these attractions, the annual Double Decker Arts Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Square this weekend. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Festival weekend underway

Double Decker, Oxford’s biggest event, begins tonight. See today’s EAGLE for parking information, Kids Fair schedule and music lineups. (April 27, 2012, Page 1A)

Tourism dollars climb

The number of visitors to Oxford have been increasing rapidly since October, according to figures presented by the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (April 19, 2012, Page 1)

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