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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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              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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