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Oxford Conference Center

City eyes new OCC head

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to accept proposals from management companies to take over operations of the Oxford Conference Center, however no decision on the center’s future has been decided. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the board voted to approve an Adult Entertainment Overlay District, restricting such businesses to two areas inside the city limits, prohibiting alcohol sales and other restrictions. (January 8, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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    Year in Review: 2013 marred by murders

    A rash of murders took place in the fourth quarter of this year accompanied by four other murders earlier in the year. Other highlights from this quarter include: new hotel plans, C Spire competitions and much more. (December 31, 2013, Page 1)

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      Oxford Conference Center — a valuable asset

      EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott gives his take on the recent discussion of closing down or re-purposing the Oxford Conference Center. (December 19, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Hotel developer makes proposal for conference center

        The owner of several area hotels has presented Oxford officials with preliminary proposals to take over operations of the Oxford Conference Center. (December 19, 2013, Page 6A)

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          Residents support Conference Center

          Dozens of people showed up at a public hearing Tuesday at City Hall to voice their support in keeping the Oxford Conference Center open. City officials, concerned with the revenue loss, have recently discussed options in regards to the center, including having a private company take over operations.

            (December 18, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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            Conference Center’s future unclear

            A public hearing will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the City Hall to discuss the future of the Oxford Conference Center. Read about the center in today’s EAGLE.

              (December 16, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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              OCC’s future debated

              The Oxford Board of Aldermen have set a public hearing for 3 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss the future of the Oxford Conference Center. (December 6, 2013, Page 1A)

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                Aldermen to lead Conference Center

                The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to take back control of the Oxford Conference Center which has previously been under the umbrella of the Oxford Tourism Council. (November 6, 2013, Page 1)

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                  Tourism tax numbers increase in June

                  As parents and students came from all over to visit the University of Mississippi during orientation this year, they stayed in hotels and dined in Oxford’s restaurants, making the 2 percent tourism tax totals climb during the month of June.  Tourism Manager Mary Allyn Hedges presented the figures for the hotel/motel tax and 2 percent food and beverage tax for the month of June during Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (August 22, 2013, Page 1,2)

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                    Tourism shares goals for 2013

                    One of the goals for the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for 2013 will be to marker Oxford tourism independently from the Oxford Conference Center under the brand, “Visit Oxford.” (October 22, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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