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Mary-Kathryn Herrington

Tourism dollars increase in Oxford

Travel and tourism expenditures by visitors to Lafayette County were about $92 million in FY 2011, up from $83 million in FY 2009 and $85.7 million in FY 2010, according to figures released by the Mississippi Development Authority for the Fiscal Year 2011, which runs from July 2010 to June 2011. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

Oxford plans celebration for 175th anniversary

Oxford turns 175 years old this year and will be celebrating with a three-month-long birthday party that will begin with the Double Decker Arts Festival and end after the Fourth of July. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Double Decker lineup revealed


Award winning Gospel and rhythm and blues artist Mavis Staples will be the Saturday night headliner at this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival. Friday night’s ticketed event will feature Charlie Mars, Deer Tick and Iron and Wine. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Fiber Arts Festival set; workshop registration open

The second annual Fiber Arts Festival is set for Jan. 20-22 but registration for the popular workshops are now open. Sign up at Knit1 Oxford. (December 29, 2011, Page 1)

OCVB incomes increase

After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

City tweaks grant guidelines

Filmmakers planning to film in Lafayette County and conferences planning to use the Oxford Conference Center are now eligible for the community grant in 2012 through the Oxford Tourism Council. (August 31, 2011, Page 1A)

Tourism Council adds categories

The community grant program now has film and conferences to compete for $60,000 a year. The expansion of the program will help create incentives for conferences and films to come to the area. (July 21, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford makes mark on Freedom Trail

The University of Mississippi will be part of the freedom trail a new initiative by the state to celebrate its civil rights heritage. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

Officials reviewing Double Decker

The Tourism Council met on Wednesday and heard a report from Tourism Director Mary Kathryn Herrington on the Double Decker Arts Festival. A full report will be available by the end of June with a decision whether to keep the two-day format. (May 19, 2011, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Jim McCauley, chairman of the Oxford Tourism Council, writes to thank all of those involved with the planning and preparation that helped make the 2011 Double Decker Arts Festival a huge success. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)

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