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Oxford Tourism Council

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)

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    Where’s Waldo? In Oxford, of course

    Find Waldo in Oxford will kick off this weekend. Waldo, the loveable, elusive character will be making “appearances” around Oxford at 25 local businesses during July. At each place, players collect cards that can be traded in for prizes at Square Books Jr. on July 30. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

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      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)

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        Conference Center wants facelift

        An interior designer recommended $400K worth of changes and upgrades for the Oxford Conference Center Thursday to the Oxford Tourism Council. Designer Courtney Jones said the changes do not have to be made all at once and the first change she recommended is getting new chairs for the center. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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          New TV program may air from Oxford

          Oxford Tourism Council granted community grant funds to several events including a new Austin City Limits type TV show to be developed in Oxford. (December 16, 2011, Page 1A)

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            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)

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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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                Public funding Ok’d for events

                Oxford Tourism Council approved the last of it’s $60,000 in community grant funding to Hinge Modern Dance Company, Oxford Medical Ministries, Oxford Art Crawl, Oxford Blues Festival, Lafayette Oxford University Passport and the Oxford Holiday Market. (June 16, 2011, Page 2A)

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                  Lamar House officially opens

                  The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Valorie Rogers Ott writes to say how grateful the community should be for the way the Oxford school system staff and the Oxford Police Department handled last week’s lockdown situation, while Jason Plunk writes to thank all involved with the planning and scheduling of this year’s Double Decker festival because it will help local businesses. (March 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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