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Saturday, February 28, 2015


Visit Oxford submits ‘clean’ audit

Despite being a bit over budget in 2014, the Oxford Tourism Council received a thumbs up for its annual audit.

 (January 22, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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    Hills offers benefits

    Representatives from the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance were in Oxford Tuesday for a public meeting designed to present the new
    opportunities now available to the Mississippi Hills in regard to preserving and promoting the unique cultural and heritage stories of the area.

     (December 18, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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      Conference center decision looks good

      Feedback from the public and a decision by city officials to keep the Oxford Conference Center as a conference center appear to have been right on target with recent news about revenues for the past year. (November 25, 2014, Page 4)

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        OTC announces grant recipients

        The Oxford Tourism Council approved several grants to local events that bring visitors to Oxford during slow periods and a new marketing plan from Visit Oxford as its regular meeting Wednesday. (September 19, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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          Put more heads in beds

          Visit Oxford anticipates tourism future with the additional of about 200 new hotel beds coming online in the next year and a half. (August 14, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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            Baseball — a home run for economy

            Successful baseball season and tournament give local economy a boost. (June 19, 2014, Page 1, 8)

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              Wide variety of attractions draw visitors

              What brings visitors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? Editor Don Whitten writes about a pair of out-of-towners who dropped by The Oxford EAGLE office Tuesday; their reason – traveling around learning more about the blues. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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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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                  Visit Oxford promotes Oxford during tourism week

                  The folks at Visit Oxford are celebrating Oxford’s tourism and hoping to introduce themselves to the community, again, after its re-branding last year from the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau with a full week of events to celebrate National Tourism Month. For a complete listing of events, see today’s EAGLE. (April 30, 2014, Page 3)

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                    Survey shows need for coordination

                    Oxford Tourism Council to get community and university event planners at same table for better coordination of events.

                      (April 14, 2014, Page 1,5)

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