Moments With The Mayor December 2020

Coronavirus Cannot Stop Christmas

It seems we have inadvertently adopted a Grinch theme for Christmas this year - a fitting theme for 2020 nonetheless. It would surprise me if you had never heard of the Grinch who stole Christmas from the town of Whoville. Of course, in the end, the Grinch finds out that his actions did not stop Christmas and that Christmas is about more than presents and feasting. The Coronavirus may have changed the way we all celebrate Christmas this year, but it cannot stop the spirit of Christmas!

Christmas is a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide commercial and cultural phenomenon. The traditions and practices of Christmas are both religious and secular, and the history of the Christmas holiday is as storied and it is long.

Christmas celebrations and traditions vary widely from family-to-family and generation-to-generation. Regardless of what, why, and how you celebrate Christmas, one thing remains constant, IT IS about more than presents and feasting.

The wonderment of Christmas allows for a time of celebration, reflection, renewal, and thankfulness. I know that 2020 has been a frustrating year for us all. Yet, we have much to be thankful for, and we have been blessed. This Christmas, let us be thankful, focus on our blessings, and move forward into 2021 with a renewed heart and mind.

As you observe the Christmas holiday, I ask that you be in prayer for those families whose lives have been impacted by this virus. As of the date of this writing, over 2,500 Hardeman Countians have been diagnosed with Coronavirus. Of that total, we have lost 40 residents to this virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost loved ones throughout 2020.

In closing, this is my prayer for everyone in our great city and beyond. May peace be your gift this Christmas, and your blessing the whole year through.

Have a blessed Christmas!

Bolivar PD steps up enforcement during the holidays

The Bolivar Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement from December 18, 2020, to January 1, 2021, surrounding the holiday season. The THSO’s statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over nationwide mobilization.

The Bolivar Police Department will conduct several DUI Saturations over the Holiday season.  “It’s been a tough year, and I want everyone to have a great Christmas and New Year’s holiday. To keep each other safe, I ask you two things. First, please celebrate safely: limit gatherings and use precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Second, please get home safely. Drive sober or have a designated driver to protect yourself and everyone on the road” said Bolivar Police Chief Michael Jones.

Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with increased sobriety checkpoints and high visibility enforcement, aim to drastically reduce the number of drunk-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities this year.

“We ask all Tennesseans to please drive safely this holiday season,” said THSO Director Buddy Lewis. “Our state and local law enforcement partners will be out in full force to secure Tennessee roadways. We want everyone to make it home safely, so please designate a sober driver.”

City Offices Closed in Observance of the Christmas and New Year's Holidays

The administrative offices of the City of Bolivar will be closed from December 23-25, 2020, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Offices will be closed again on Friday, January 1, 2021, in observance of the New Year's Day holiday.

Residential sanitation collection will be unaffected by these closures. Sanitation collection will proceed as normal throughout the holiday.

On behalf of the City of Bolivar, we extend our best wishes for you and your families throughout the holiday season.


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still having a tremendous affect on our community and our nation. All of the city-hosted events planned for 2020 have been cancelled in an effort to do what is best for our city. You can help us get back on track!

  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19!
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay at home if you are feeling ill, and seek medical treatment when necessary.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Throw tissues in the trash and wash your hands immediately .
  • Wear a mask when out in public, especially in those areas where social distancing can not be maintained. Ensure your mask covers your mouth and nose.
  • Social distance (at least 6 feet) whenever possible.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. (Don't forget to disinfect your cell phones several times a day.)
  • If you are ill, please follow the CDC recommendations for quarantine.
  • For more information, please click on the link below to be re-directed to the CDC website.

stay safe throughout the upcoming holiday

Remember these tips to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.


Bolivar City Council Meeting

January 11, 2021

6 :00 PM

Bolivar Municipal Center

Bolivar City Council meetings are broadcast LIVE on the City of Bolivar, Tennessee Government Facebook page.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

The administrative offices of the City of Bolivar will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Sanitation collection will be delayed by one day this week.




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