The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Jan. 26-Feb. 1.
“Enough is enough. I don’t care what the rules are here. I don’t care what the probabilities are. I’m going to go for it and see what happens.”
— Jim Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State Community College, on his decision to go against traffic and find an alternative route home after being stuck on Interstate 285 outside Atlanta for 13 hours on Tuesday
“I’m sorry. … I’m just kidding.”
— Former Southern Adventist University student James Gaines, who told the enrollment services director at Chattanooga State that he might have to “strap a bomb on me” to get paperwork from Southern. His comments prompted a more than two-hour shutdown of Southern’s campus and a massive response from law enforcement
“People are trying to get home, people are trying to get to their kids. All these busy roadways are just at a standstill. It’s just one, huge mess.”
— Amy Maxwell, Hamilton County Emergency Services spokeswoman, on the traffic chaos that ensued after area schools closed because of snow last week
“Everyone makes a mistake. It was nothing malicious, and it’s unfortunate it happened on a case making national news.”
— Potter County, Texas, Sheriff Brian Thomas on a clerical error that led to the release of Adolphus Hollingsworth, a former Chattanooga resident charged in connection with the 1997 death of his then-wife, Victoria Witherspoon Carr
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