Moments With The Mayor September 2019

Cover Photo: Bolivar City Council honors Jimmy & Doug Maxwell and Maxwell's Big Star during their regular council meeting.


In keeping with last month's theme of being city ambassadors, this month I would like to focus on shopping local. The holidays are right around the corner, and it seems that the older I get, the faster the holiday season rolls around.

For some, the hassle of the holiday shopping season and busy stores leads them to shop online, while others head to towns like Jackson and Memphis for the holiday shopping season. This holiday season, I want to encourage you to spend your hard-earned dollars in your hometown of Bolivar.

We have great hometown shops in Bolivar that offer a wide variety of unique gifts. In addition, there will be a multitude of holiday markets in Bolivar and Hardeman County that will offer specialty and homemade items that are sure to please.

Why shop local? You support your local economy. You support local jobs. You encourage and help local business owners and artisans to maintain their business here. You invest in entrepreneurship. You invest in the future of our city and county for your children and grandchildren.

Small businesses are the heartbeat of our city and county. Their advertisements and sponsorships grace our sports fields, our gymnasiums, our yearbooks, our parades, our local newspaper and radio stations, and our community events. So, this holiday season, I encourage you to give back to them.


Mayor Julian McTizic, Sr.

2019 Fall Job Fair

Thursday, October 3, 2019

10 AM - 1 PM

Bring your resume and come dressed to impress. Whether you're looking for a job or a career change, we're sure to have an employer or organization that can help! Educational institutions on-site to help you navigate the TNReconnect program and explore options with you!

City departments will also be on hand to explain city services to you.

Bolivar Streets & Sanitation


to our social media pages, website, local radio, and local newspaper for more information on the new city sanitation collection process! We will be getting information out to the public as soon as it becomes available!

Business Spotlight

Bolivar Hardware

September’s Business Spotlight is on Bolivar Hardware. Bolivar Hardware is located at 109 North Porter Street in Bolivar. It is owned and operated by Roger Alston. Roger and his staff have been proudly serving Bolivar & Hardeman County for 11 years.

Bolivar Hardware is your hometown source for building supplies and materials, UHAUL rentals, portable buildings, and detached carports. If you're looking to upgrade your home or business, be sure to check out everything they have to offer.

The City of Bolivar wishes to thank Bolivar Hardware, for the services it provides to our community and for its continued support of our local economy. #ShopLocal


Mr. Stacy Turner

September 2019

September’s neighbor is Mr. Stacy Turner. Stacy was born and raised in Hardeman County. He attended Grand Junction Elementary School and Middleton High School. He moved to Bolivar approximately 15 years ago after marrying his wife, Crystal. They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Stacy said that he loves living in Bolivar, and loves the friendly nature of the people in Bolivar and Hardeman County. Stacy said that he is excited about the changes happening in Bolivar and looks forward to seeing what the future will bring for our community.

Stacy has been employed at Dixie Funeral Home for 15 years and finds solace in helping families through their time of sorrow. After talking with him for this segment of Meet Your Neighbor, it is quite evident that he has a genuine, caring disposition and a gift for speaking words of comfort. Thank you, Stacy, for providing that calm, reassuring voice to our citizens and helping them through the most difficult times of their lives.

If you see Stacy out and about, be sure to say HELLO! If you see Mayor McTizic and I out and about, you may be our next featured neighbor!

Bolivar PD Takes Top Honors in 2019 Law Enforcement Challenge

Congratulations to the Bolivar Police Department for placing first in the 11-25 Officers Category during the 2019 Law Enforcement Challenge! This is the 3rd year in a row that the BPD has taken the top honor!


We Will Never Forget

Thanks to everyone who participated and attended the First Responder Breakfast, Memorial Processional, and Ceremony.

2019 Fire & Emergency Services Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2019

10 AM - 2 PM

Walmart SuperCenter

This event is free to the public. Help us celebrate our 10th year of bringing fire safety and emergency services information to you! Join us for the action-packed and fun-filled Fire & Emergency Services Festival!


The Code Compliance Division of the City of Bolivar maintains Bolivar's status as a clean, livable city by ensuring property complies with rules set forth by the Bolivar City Council. The code compliance officer routinely patrols neighborhoods for code violations and to investigate complaints with the mission of abating issues and educating residents.

If you observe violations, please report them to Ricky Watkins, Code Compliance Officer, via the "Report A Concern" feature on our website, by phone to (731)658-2020, or by email to rwatkins.cityofbolivar@gmail.com.



Every Friday Night

7:00 PM

Follow them on Facebook for the latest line-up and schedule!

Open Air on the Square

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Featuring Al Green

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Food Trucks & Vendors Will Be On-Site

Bring your family and your lawn chairs to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of the square!

Heritage Day at The Pillars

Join the APTA as they take us for a visit to our past with educational tours and period re-enactors at the historical Pillars.

Admission to this event is free.


2019 Fall Festival

September 28th through November 2nd

Check out their Facebook page for specific dates and times!

Tennessee Forest Festival

September 26-28, 2019

For the full line-up, pick up your copy of the Tennessee Forest Festival magazine at local banks, retailers, and at city hall!

Crafts on the Square

Saturday, October 19, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

Located on Warren Street in Downtown Bolivar

Start Your Christmas Shopping With Us!


Every Tuesday & Thursday at the Bolivar Senior Center

10:00 AM

Bolivar-Hardeman County Library

Check out monthly events on our website or on the Bolivar-Hardeman County Library Facebook page!



Established October 18, 1825

Bolivar Municipal Center: (731) 658-2020

Mayor McTizic Email: julianmctizic@gmail.com

Social Media Coordinator: sarah.rice.cityofbolivar@gmail.com

Check out our website events page, event calendar, or our social media sites for events and information as it happens!



Created with images by James Day - "untitled image" • MabelAmber - "piano piano keys classical music" • dotigabrielf - "live music rock show" • Aaron Burden - "untitled image" • Filip Zrnzević - "untitled image" • Samueles - "printing mock up bingo" • Eliabe Costa - "untitled image" • PublicDomainPictures - "happy birthday cake candle" • geralt - "contact visit letters" • geralt - "information hand touch" Area photos by Sarah Rice