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Cold beer – To be or not to be

It remains to be seen which of several options could be adopted, but it does appear that beer sales laws are about to change in Oxford. Staff Writer Melanie Addington urges aldermen to consider one more change at the same time – allowing restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic beverages on all Sundays. (July 25, 2013, Page 4)

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    Tourism seeks more ad funds

    The Oxford Tourism Council made a motion of support Wednesday during its regular for Visit Oxford in its quest to gain $100,000 in its budget for advertising to promote tourism. Also during the meeting, numbers were presented that showed the 2 percent food and beverage tax and the hotel/motel tax hit record highs in April. (July 18, 2013, Page 1)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jim Pryor writes to make a case about using public funds to support historic properties, and urges continued support for places such as the L.Q.C. Lamar House and Burns-Belfry. (June 25, 2013, Page 4)

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        New visitor center to open in June

        The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau will soon have a new home and a new name and image. (May 23, 2013, Page 1, 5)

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          Double Decker gets ‘chamber’ weekend

          The threat of bad weather was present throughout the weekend, but never had any negative effects on the 18th annual Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford. Editor Don Whitten passes on some of the feedback he’s heard about the popular event. (April 29, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jeptha Clemens writes to note that he’s one of many of the “47 percent” who do pay taxes, while Richard G. Roberts Jr. writes to say that “going local” with food at the Double Decker Arts Festival isn’t the answer since it’s not food that’s attracting people to Oxford and the popular event. (April 3, 2013, Page 4)

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              Tourism Council to consider changes

              The Oxford Tourism Council will be considering recommendations given by a tourism research firm it hired last year that include passing off Double Decker to another organization and returning two historic houses to the Board of Aldermen’s control. (March 28, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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                New group aims to improve tourism

                A new alliance has been formed between local business owners and city, tourism and University of Mississippi officials with hopes to promote longer and more visits to Oxford and increasing tourism. (March 14, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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                  Wanted: More visitors, more often

                  Local officials and business leaders heard how Oxford could improve its tourism during a presentation of survey results from research conducted recently by Young Strategies, hired by the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau last year to find ways to improve tourism in Oxford. (February 22, 2013, Page 1A)

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                    Sending a child off to the Big Apple no easy task

                    New York – the Big Apple – was a familiar place for staff writer Alyssa Schnugg growing up. Still, Schnugg writes, there are hesitations and concerns as her daughter gets set to leave for a summer internship in the city that never sleeps. (May 24, 2012, Page 4)

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