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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nicole Boyd

Changes made to Double Decker

This year’s Double Decker Arts Festival will have some new events, lots of old favorites and a few changes, including new art programs and no paid music concert on Friday, however plans are to still have a two-day event. (January 17, 2013, Page 1, 12)

Bill filed to create autism group

A bill set for a vote in the state House this week would create a committee to look at improving the lives of those with Autism and related disorders in the state. (February 7, 2011, Page 1A)

City grants total $20K

The Oxford Tourism Council approved community grants to four events with a total of $20,000. The council also approved final reports from recipients of last year’s grants although a motion to approve the Thacker Mountain Radio report from 2009 died from a lack of motion. (September 17, 2010, Page 1, 2a)

Tourism Council OKs 2011 grant rules

The community grant program through the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau was approved for the upcoming year. Applicants are eligible if the event will promote at least 10 hotel nights, promote the event outside the county and take place between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011.

 (September 2, 2010, Page 2)

Public hearing set for Thursday on Sunday alcohol sales issue

A public hearing on Sunday alcohol sales is set for Thursday but with a location change.
The hearing has moved from City hall to the Oxford Conference Center at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The Alcohol Task Force will meet at 4:30 for a commitee meeting before the public hearing. (August 31, 2010, Page 2)

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)

Speak out on Sunday sales

A public hearing will be part of the Board of Aldermen’s Tuesday meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposal of Sunday alcohol sales, presented by Jerry Jordan, owner of the 208 restaurant. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A, 2A)

Steps to safer Square

Improving parking, traffic flow and lighting around the Square will make Oxford a safer city. Those are among a wide-range of recommendations made Tuesday by the Downtown Safety Task Force, which presented its final report Tuesday to the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (May 19, 2010, Page 1, 8)

Did date change water down alcohol sales?

Despite large crowds on the Square on Saturday, sales at restaurants and bars seemed to have been less than half a typical Double Decker Arts Festival weekend. The drop in business has some Square bar operators wondering whether Double decker should be moved to another time of year, whether more festivals should be added to boost tourism, or whether the solution is Sunday alcohol sales. (April 27, 2010, Page 1-14)

Creativity in bloom

The Oxford Garden Club took a cue from technology in its flower show that saw members spanning generation gaps work with their flowers to create entries for the contest that featured a theme of taking ideas from modern technology and “apps.” Winners were chosen, but all of the displays were winners to club members and those who viewed them. (April 16, 2010, Page 1B)

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