published Sunday, August 10th, 2014


The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Aug. 3-8.

"When I walked in, I felt like it was an old coat, my favorite coat. This was home. It was different and it felt good and warm."

-- Frank Holland, 83, who traveled from California to Chattanooga to rediscover the brother he hadn't seen in 70 years.

"Honestly, I'm so tired of people in my age demographic ... complaining and having all these great opinions and not doing anything. I'm tired of not doing something."

-- Joe Ledbetter, who sponsored a post-voting party for millennials on election night

"We want our officers to let people know we're here to help them feel safe, so they can flip that street code of not snitching into the community code of working with their neighbors to keep their community safe."

-- Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher, speaking about putting extra officers in known trouble spots to try to deter violence and encourage better relationships with residents

"What we want them to take away from this is that the people have spoken."

-- Mark West, president of Citizens for Government Accountability and Transparency, on what he hopes city leaders will learn from the overwhelming voter rejection of domestic partner benefits for Chattanooga city employees.

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