The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Aug. 26-31.
"We're not picking on the South; we're equal opportunity."
— Rebecca Markert, staff attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, on the rash of letters sent recently to local schools and the Hamilton County Commission requesting that they cease what the organization says are unconstitutional activities involving the promotion of Christianity
"The past week and a half our phones have been ringing off the hook. Right now we're experiencing a big mosquito boom, of sorts."
— Brad Ledford, owner of the local Mosquito Squad franchise, on how busy his pest control company has been because of an upsurge of mosquitoes here
"There's an old saying that there's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man."
— Horse owner Mike Walden, on his love for horses and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
"We ask it in Jesus' name, amen."
— Mitchell Reaves, pastor of Northside Community Baptist Church, concluding his prayer at a Hamilton County Commission meeting after the rabbi scheduled to give the invocation did not attend