Photo courtesy of Ken Savage The choir from the First Baptist Church of Bolivar was the first opening act for Music on Market. The concert was part of a merchandising campaign held in conjunction with a Smithsonian Museum exhibit at the Little Courthouse Museum.
Is Bolivar’s Music on the Square attributable to the Smithsonian Museum? A review of Music on the Square’s beginning certainly points in that direction. Did the museum actually come to Bolivar and start Music on the Square? No. Did the museum... more
Over thirty boys and girls gathered  June 13, 2015 at beautiful Anderson Farms in Oakland for the fifth Fayette County Youth Hunter Education Challenge. After the Pledge of Allegiance led by Senator Delores Gresham, these young people competed in .... more
Dr. Jason Roberts (right), associate professor of animal science at the University of Tennessee at Martin, explains an x-ray to a group of students. Eighteen UT Martin students have been accepted into veterinary school programs beginning this fall, breaking the previous record of 10 students, set in 2013.
Eighteen students from the University of Tennessee at Martin have been accepted into veterinary school programs beginning this fall. This number breaks the previous record of 10 students, set in 2013. “The large number of students accepted to... more
Craig Collins
Law enforcement Craig CollinsDepartment: Bolivar Police DepartmentYears worked: First year Other Departments: Hardeman County Sheriff's Department, two years First responder Brian KellerDepartment: Hardeman County Rescue SquadPosition: Volunteer... more
The Bolivar Bulletin-Times and Boom City Fireworks have partnered together to help ensure you have a safe and happy Independence Day Celebration. This Fourth of July, the Bolivar Bulletin-Times and Boom City Fireworks wishes you a safe holiday and... more
Uninsured drivers beware, driving without insurance is about to cost you big time. A new law goes into effect on Wednesday, July 1, that will triple fines of people who drive with out insurance, as well as give law enforcement personnel the... more
Photo courtesy of Ken Savage The choir from the First Baptist Church of Bolivar was the first opening act for Music on Market. The concert was part of a merchandising campaign held in conjunction with a Smithsonian Museum exhibit at the Little Courthouse Museum.
Dr. Jason Roberts (right), associate professor of animal science at the University of Tennessee at Martin, explains an x-ray to a group of students. Eighteen UT Martin students have been accepted into veterinary school programs beginning this fall, breaking the previous record of 10 students, set in 2013.
Craig Collins

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ELCANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH 226 Jackson St., Whiteville; Sunday School – 9:30 a.m., Morning Service – 11 a.m., Children’s Church, Wednesday 5:30 p.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m.

Robert Murdock

Robert Murdock, 81, passed away on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.  He was born on October 27, 1933 to the late Richard Murdock, Jr. and Molly Mason Murdock.

Louise Hodum

Funeral service for Louise Hodum were held Monday, June 29, 2015 in the Middleton chapel of Shackelford Funeral Directors.  Burial was in the Essary Springs Cemetery.   Services were officiated by

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Sue Brown, age 72, of Bolivar, died Friday, June 26, at Regional Hospital in Jackson.  Services were held Monday, June 29, 2015 in the chapel of Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with Rev.

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Photo courtesy of Ken Savage The choir from the First Baptist Church of Bolivar was the first opening act for Music on Market. The concert was part of a merchandising campaign held in conjunction with a Smithsonian Museum exhibit at the Little Courthouse Museum., Photo courtesy of Ken Savage The main act for the first Music on Market was 10-O-C. The concert series, later named Music on the Square, is now in its eighth year. The group volunteered to perform as a part of a Smithsonian Museum merchandising campaign. They traditionally close the music festival held on the third weekend in October.

Is Bolivar’s Music on the Square attributable to the Smithsonian Museum? A review of Music on the Square’s beginning certainly points in that direction.