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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Stadium expansion big news for UM, LOU community

The excitement behind the current Ole Miss football team and program is spilling over into the construction business as Ole Miss officials announced expansion plans for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Monday. Our view is this is a win-win situation for the Rebel football program and the LOU community which benefits from big crowds at home games. (December 16, 2014, Page 4)

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    Visit Oxford eyes new home

    Visitor’s Center wants to move closer to Town Hall. (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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      Tourism director wants Mississippi to share its story

      Tourism Director for the MS Development Authority Malcolm White spoke to the Oxford Rotary Club recently about efforts of MDA to share Mississippi’s true story with visitors. (May 8, 2014, Page 5)

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        Preparation key to enjoying Double Decker

        We’re just hours away from the start of another Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, and Editor Don Whitten offers tips on making the best of your time around the Square taking part in the music, arts, food and fun. (April 24, 2014, Page 4)

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          Double Decker: A celebration, an aberration

          Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at the annual Double Decker Arts Festival and all it has to offer, particularly in bringing visitors to the community, and adds that we need to also invite this weekend’s visitors to return for the “other” special Oxford that exists on non-festival and non-game day weekends. (April 23, 2014, Page 4)

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            Tourism, Conference Center separate budgets

            In an attempt to further separate from each other, Oxford’s tourism office and the convention center have tweaked their budgets to show more detail in individual spending. (July 24, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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              City taking in-depth look at tourism industry

              Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Young Strategies, Inc to do a six month study of the local tourism industry. (May 18, 2012, Page 1, 5A)

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                Ready to run in, or help with, Run for Hope?

                The third annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K is only about six weeks away, and Editor Don Whitten writes to encourage runners in the community and area to register and volunteers to sign up to help with the popular winter event that raises funds for the Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes at Camp Hopewell. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Linda Abbott writes to thank the community for its participation in, and support for, the Take Back the Night event to stress violence prevention, while Jim McCauley thanked members of the Oxford Tourism Council and others for their help in promoting Oxford. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)

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