published Sunday, February 9th, 2014


The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Feb. 2-Feb. 7.

"Taking away our snakes is like taking away the Baptists' Bibles. Or the Catholics' communion."

-- Pastor Andrew Hamblin, a leader in the revival of religious snake-handling

"There are trolls and jerks on Facebook; there's social justice; there's meanness and mercy. Basically, the entirety of the human condition is on Facebook."

-- Travis Kilgore, of Rossville, on the social media site's breadth

This incident, all it did was screw up my plans for the weekend."

-- 71-year-old caver Marion Smith on getting stuck and being rescued from a Van Buren County cave

"It's like Wall Street meets redneck."

-- Local resident April Eidson, during a pre-auction viewing of goods owned by the late Jack Brown, the alleged Ponzi schemer from Soddy-Daisy

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