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Cedar Oaks

History project completed for open house Sunday

A history project depicting the community’s support for saving and moving the Cedar Oaks mansion will be on display at the historical home Sunday during the annual Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. (December 13, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)

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    City considers Historic Properties Commission

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering forming a new commission that would oversee the Oxford-owned historic buildings, taking it out of the hands of Visit Oxford, the city’s tourism department formally known as the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. (July 5, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Terry League writes about the historic Cedar Oaks home and the L.Q.C. Lamar House, suggesting that voters be polled to determine who should pay for the upkeep and operating expenses. (June 3, 2013, Page 4)

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        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)

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          More renovations planned for Cedar Oaks

          Cedar Oaks underwent a pressure wash and will soon be painted on the outside as efforts continue to update the home and prepare it with a mission that will suit both the Cedar Oaks Guild and the city of Oxford. (October 20, 2011, Page 8)

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            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)

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              Cedar Oaks future questioned

              A meeting last week to determine the best use of Cedar Oaks led to some solid ideas and the hope to meet again in the fall to keep finding the best use for the historic home. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Hearing set on alcohol use at Cedar Oaks

                Those with concerns on what limitations should be placed on Cedar Oaks as an event venue should attend the public hearing at 5:15 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center to discuss the historic home with the Tourism Council. (October 20, 2010, Page 2)

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                  It’s time for an entertaining night at the cemetery

                  The annual Spirits of Oxford tour will be back at St. Peter’s Cemetery with almost a full moon shining down Friday evening. Editor Don Whitten looks back at previous spirits and gives a preview of what’s to be expected this year at the annual fundraiser for Cedar Oaks. (October 20, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Aldermen approve alcohol for Cedar Oaks

                    The ordinance has been amended to allow alcohol to be served at Cedar Oaks but the Tourism Council is now also tasked with creating regulations for events at the historic home. The Board of Aldermen approved both actions on Tuesday. (October 6, 2010, Page 2)

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