The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for the week of Dec. 1-7:
"I would hate to think that I had shot somebody that was innocent and didn't need to be killed. I would hate to think what that must be like. As hard as it is for us, it's bound to be hard for him, too."
-- Deanne Westbrook, wife of slain Alzheimer's patient Ron Westbrook, on the man who shot him, Joe Hendrix
"A lot of them go home, and the electricity is off. There is no food in the refrigerator. Daddy is in the penitentiary, and momma is bringing different men home. [There is] shooting in the neighborhoods, and we expect them to get up the next morning and focus on algebra."
-- YMCA Community Action Program director Joe Smith on the at-risk youth the program aims to help
"A cancer that needs to be cut out."
-- McKamey Animal Center board member Barby Wilson on the need to oust fellow member Carol Goodman, who objected when the board gave a $10,000 bonus to the former shelter director without a vote.
"They don't want anybody looking over their shoulders; they want to run [the shelter like it's a private business."
-- McKamey board member Carol Goodman on her dissident votes
"The hospital authority board members have totally failed. ... and I think the commissioners from all three counties should ask for a total resignation of that board."
-- Catoosa County resident Roger Nelson on the continuing plight of Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe
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