BASEBALL: Cash from the city

On the “consent” agenda at today’s college board meeting is to pass a recommendation from the Ole Miss chancellor Robert Khayat that will allow the university to enter into a contract with the City of Oxford that would have the city contribute $200,000 a year for 15 years to help finance the expansion/renovation at Swayze Field. This will come from money collected from the city’s tourism tax.

— PA

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16 Responses to “BASEBALL: Cash from the city”

  1. JB Says:

    Yeah, Tax to raise $200,000 a year by City and give it to Ole Miss. All that I can say about that: Look out small business owners, you maybe fixin to get the shaft, as well as the resident of Oxford. Just what does Oxford have as a tourist attraction, other than Faulkner. Oxford has always,as I remember it, catered to Ole Miss, and turned their back on the country folk, farmers, etc. I remember , we were farmers and sawmillers trying to make it from one year to the next.

  2. farley662 Says:

    JB, I agree whole heartedly. If you are actually an Oxford resident, you do get treated like crap. It’s all about the folks who just come in for football games, who are the ones who give OM folks a bad name. The folks who live in and around Oxford are good people. I only have problems during football season.

  3. bigdraws Says:

    “I only have problems during football season.”

    And girls softball games.

  4. richardhead85 Says:

    And wearing belts…

  5. djrebel Says:

    Farley and Draws, y’all like the Dogs’ chances today?

    LSU just advanced. The prize for beating Butler is facing North Carolina in the second round. The general feeling was that the SEC wasn’t going to get more than three in the tournament, but the regular season champ should have been seeded better than 8.

    — PA

  6. bigdraws Says:

    The U Wash folks seem to think this big guy of theirs is going to hand Varnado his jock. I think it’ll be a close game, but we’ll have to play almost error free to win. Oughta be an interesting matchup at the point too.

  7. rebfan Says:

    I think msu has a good chance to win today. There aren’t many players in the tournament that can stop varnado

  8. djrebel Says:

    I think State’s got a good chance.

    — PA

  9. farley662 Says:

    I think we lose. Thought that in the SEC tourney, so I’m gonna continue to pick against us.

  10. JB Says:

    I’m proud of Farley, he don’t challenge Target employees to a fist fight any more and does not harrass softball umpires. Draws you can say whatever, I thinks Farley is a good guy.

    I am a believer in the wearing of seat belts. They are a life saver. Here in Okaloosa Co., Fla, you read and hear frequently of drivers, mostly young ones, being killed in vehicle accidents, and not wearing their seat belts. Okaloosa Co. is one of those counties in NW Florida that run from the South Alabama border to the Gulf of Mexico with heavy traffic. Speed limit 65 on the 4-lanes one can run at 70MPH without the fear of being “Bear Meat”. Even that fear don’t slow many down.

    Now to Miss State basketball, hope they can make the run as they did in the SEC tournment. Would like to see the get hold of Memphis State once more.

  11. john Says:

    are you going to do featurey story on the new baseball stadium? it would seem like a multi-million dollar stadium that is supposedly one of the best in the country would be interesting. Or did you do that i missed it?

  12. djrebel Says:

    That’s a possibility, John. We’ve written about the expansion in stages, but we haven’t had a feature story so to speak.

    — PA

  13. JB Says:

    $200,000 a year money collected from the city’s tourism tax!!!

    Think that I will run down to the Pub and have a ” “cool one” pint on this one. “Cool one” not for sale in the convenience stores in Oxford, but there is ample supply of “hot one” stack within the those stores. Never could understand why they can sell hot beer but not cold beer in those store within the City of Oxford.

  14. m4rebs Says:

    The Ice Man was on the City Council. Then, it got in to being a tradition. Now, I bet, the owner of the Rebel Barn is on the City Council, so he can be the only guy 3 months out of the year with “cold beer.” Nice to have an open-air barn when it’s 30 degrees outside? Yes sir, in a dry county and when it doubles as a beer store….

  15. collegehillrebel Says:

    This tax is nothing new. It has been in place since the baseball stadium was built almost 20 years ago. The city’s obligation expired this year. The city has agreed to renew it to help fund the renovation / expansion.

  16. JB Says:

    I can tell more stories of “Wet and Dry” in Oxford and Lafayette county which go back to 1950’s or even further back than that. Some of those law enforcement officers with blind eyes have passed on to whereever their life eternal is located. Some illegal establishments was out near you Collegehill rebel. I take it you are from College Hill out on old Sardis Road. Think that one of the Mayors had “No Cold Beer Sale” in Oxford but plenty of the hard stuff.

    Anyway, my chapter on this topic is over; closed. Gona check out the Rebels baseball team, it more interesting.

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