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Three big weekends – and lots of visitors

Three of the biggest weekends of the year in Oxford – outside of home game football weekends and baseball regionals – are coming up in the next month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of what’s going on with Grove Bowl Week, the Double Decker Arts Festival and graduation at Ole Miss. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)

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    Oxford Film Festival highlights local work

    “Local” seems to be the key word for a lot of the entries in this year’s Oxford Film Festival. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the ninth-annual event set for this weekend in conjunction with the Oxford Music Festival. (February 8, 2012, Page 4)

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      OCVB incomes increase

      After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

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        Letters to the Editor

        David Heckel of the Oxford Community Tennis Association writes to point out the need for more tennis courts and facilities in Oxford, citing the recent OCTA Junior Tennis Tournament as an example of how the community would benefit from more, and large, tournaments. (June 29, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Jim McCauley, chairman of the Oxford Tourism Council, writes to thank all of those involved with the planning and preparation that helped make the 2011 Double Decker Arts Festival a huge success. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Community involvement and thanking the individuals and businesses involved is the subject of two letters today as LHS football coach Anthony Hart writes to thanks those who helped raise funds for the 2010 state champion Commodores and Molly Fergusson writes to thank all of those who took part in so many ways with the eighth annual Oxford Film Festival. (February 28, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jack Howard writes to explain the position of many residents of the Avent Park Hills area in regard to proposals about Cedar Oaks, which is located there. He explains that safety for the people who live there is the major concern, and should be addressed when considering an exception to the municipal code. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                Tuning into the bed-and-breakfast crowd

                George McConnell, one of Oxford’s best-known musicians, is into a different rhythm these days as he’s involved in music, family and working at The 512 bed-and-breakfast. Lucy Schultze visits with McConnell to discuss his involvement with the local bed-and-breakfast and how if affects the rest of his interests. (September 30, 2010, Page 3)

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                  Tourism Council OKs 2011 grant rules

                  The community grant program through the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau was approved for the upcoming year. Applicants are eligible if the event will promote at least 10 hotel nights, promote the event outside the county and take place between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011.

                   (September 2, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Oxford prevails with Endurance Weekend

                    More than 500 participated in a series of races as Oxford and Taylor hosted Endurance Weekend last Friday through Sunday. The event was considered a success by organizers, who hope to see the event become an annual one attracting two to three times as many competitors and visitors. (August 19, 2010, Page 1)

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