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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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        Six events get grants from Tourism Council

        The Oxford Tourism Council gave out $28,000 in community grants on Monday evening to six major events planned for 2011. (December 21, 2010, Page 1)

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          CVB: Time to modernize marketing efforts

          The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau is focusing on some big changes to modernize marketing strategies for 2011 including upgrading their six-year-old website. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Tourism Council proposes $100K cut

            The sluggish economy still has its grip on Oxford tourism. With revenues down this year, the Oxford Tourism Council is planning to cut the 2011 budget by $100,000. Director of Tourism Mary-Kathryn Millner said, “we are being cautious and presenting a budget that is more legitimate as opposed to wishful thinking.” (July 22, 2010, Page 5A)

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              Conference center scaling back

              A growing trend in smaller conferences and less attendees is causing the Oxford Conference Center to rethink some of its sales strategy and find ways to cut out wasteful cost.
              The Oxford Convention and Visitor Bureau’s budget is created through food and beverage taxes and a percentage of hotel/motel tax revenue and then profit from center rentals. A shrinking economy has caused a decline in all areas.

               (March 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Wine for Valentine’s

                LOCAL NEWS — Oxford officials approved a special exception to Sunday sales for Valentine’s Day this year after a request from local restaurant owner John Currence. The exception must now be approved by the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control at the state Tax Commission. (January 6, 2010, Page 1)

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