I lived in Bolivar and read the Bulletin for 5 years. The Bulletin is ok for publishing the latest gossip around the county. I read many other posts and each has an opinion of the paper and town. I agree with some of them, you have a problem living in a town with 70% black then Bolivar and the surrounding area south of Jackson, Tn. is not for you. I can say my time living there was ok. I am not one to use the "n" word and I believe in judging the person and not the color if I have to step into the judging area. I met many nice people (several whom were black). I did find one thing ironic. The blacks were very eager to call the white people on discrimination but when the tables were turned it was ok especially in the correctional setting Ms V. Walker. I had to move on where I found a more even playing field.
Truly the town is behind the times, but if you have a problem with blacks........MOVE. Yobut the u can get all the racist officials you wish but black people of bolivar are not leaving nor will we continue to be discriminated against even if it takes internal affairs to look in, starting with the courthouse. By any means.
Alrighty!!!! While, I find myself having to admit that Bolivar does infact have a major racial issue at the same time I can't help but point out "race" is ONLY an issue to those who make it an issue. The way I see it the past is the past ...we are all equals...no one person is better than the other. As you may indeed be better off than the next person ...you are by no means better than them! I raise my child to not see "color" because we are all different and thats the way its supposed to be! As the saying goes " Closed mouths don't get fead." I have a similar saying " Closed minds don't get knowledge." Well all of you people have a blessed day!
Recently read an article about an abandoned cemetery in the Bolivar Bulletin; the piece was fine except that it needed to identify
the legally responsible party. It didn't. An important piece of information omitted detracts significantly from the usefulness of the story.
I can't believe that man moved to a "white" town to get away from blacks! I grew up in Bolivar. Bolivar is so out dated regarding racial issues. Both blacks and whites still hate one another. I live in Williamson County, TN now. I got married in Bolivar at 17, and am still married with 4 beautiful girls. God loves all colors. It's not a persons skin color that matters. It is their attitudes about God and life. The poor hateful people of Bolivar need to open their eyes and realize that intelligent, loving, caring, wonderful people come in all colors. I don't hate haters, but I feel sorry for them. Bolivar's population needs to grow up. God created all colors of skin, and the blacks of Bolivar can't see past how they are treated to realize that they have brains and need to use them. Blacks, whites, purples, who cares! Love God, love people, care, and overcome the hate. You can be better than hate.
I was blessed to live and serve in Hardeman County for two years. I live in Chicago and I enjoy getting the Bolivar Bulletin every week. This is my way of keeping up with what is happening in Hardeman County. I find the employees that work at the Bulletin are very friendly and helpful. Sherry Olsteen is such a wonderful person. I feel that if those of you that are disgruntled with the paper should maybe visit the Bulletin to offer suggestions to change the paper.
I grew up in Middleton just about 20 miles outside of Bolivar and I know first hand that the paper USED to be a great newspapaer to read now its all about politics and ANIMALS it used to be that when there was on obit to be written and put in the paper it was out of respect for the family that the paper put it in there free of charge now you are chared for that and for putting an artical in the paper about Veterns and the programs going on for them its a crying shame that the owners now never lived in a small southern town instead of in a nortern town. Maybe they will get the picture and try a little southern hospitality
Well, the Bulletin Times is OK. I had some friends who work there. But, the town of Bolivar, TN sucks so bad that I got the hell out last year and moved to Branson, MO.........a "white" town. Bolivar may be cursed with demons, after all it is the home of W. TN's oldest and perhaps largest insane asylum, namely Western Mental Institution......built in 1888.
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This newspaper was#1 for updated services and I used to really enjoy this paper as it was the only means of local news in Hardeman County as I was growing up at Roger Springs Tn. Many things have changed in the last 20 or so years but continue with your services as people change with times also. Just keep printing your local paper and I wish u the best of times.
Too gossipy, biased as the people who run have the hots for a couple of unethical people in local power. While animal abuse stories are covered fairly well (a big problem in Hardeman County), other things that might put the "good old boys" in a bad light, regardless of facts, are hidden to appease those in power here. Also, those who run the paper don't like to educate or enlighten since, like those in power here, it is best to keep people ignorant of what really goes on.
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This isn't really a bad paper, there just isn't much to it at all for the money. By the time you get the story in this paper once a week, it's almost always OLD NEWS. About the most interesting part of the paper is the "Right to Know" section, where they list all the arrests and court cases and their outcome every week. Classified ads are a little overpriced for the small area that the newspaper covers.
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Very much gossipy, many of the articles posted are based on hear-say. I read articles about people whom i knew personally & the Bolivar Bulletin had false information, I mean this is a small town's newspaper so at least post accurate information that is not based on gossip or hear-say
Pros: I discovered none
Cons: Posting articles about people with false information