published Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Quoteworthy

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Aug. 17-22.

“When the cops are out here like this, they make me feel safe and not afraid.”

— 9-year-old Naterronia Plummer, as Chattanooga police and firefighters mingled with residents at East Lake Courts’ picnic for peace

“The city is 175 years old and has been accruing documents for all those years. We’ve got to have a policy. We’re not going to go down to a storage building and throw a match in there.”

— Mayor Andy Berke’s spokeswoman, Lacie Stone, on the city’s quest to come up with a policy for retaining and disposing of outdated documents

“She felt every bit of it. She was awake for 36 hours. … Traci had to suffer, and now he needs to suffer.”

— Staci Crozier Wooten, as a Jan. 12, 2016 execution date was set for Leroy Hall Jr., who doused her sister Traci with gasoline and burned her alive in 1991

“I’m 24 years old and my goal is I want to see 25. No matter what, I want the kids to see I don’t give up. I might be on my deathbed, but I’m not going to give up.”

— Austin Roden, assistant football coach at East Ridge High School who is battling inoperable brain cancer

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