published Sunday, July 6th, 2014


The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for June 29-July 3:

“Obviously they weren’t selling this stuff out there for medical purposes.”

— Manchester police chief investigator Billy Butler on finding “dabs,” a new, high-potency form of marijuana, at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in June

“If they say they’re going to hurt you and they keep harassing you, they will.”

— Vickie Penny, whose daughter, Crystal Ostrum, died Sunday from multiple gun blasts fired into her home. Ostrum’s ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Scott Ritchie, is charged with criminal homicide in the attack.

“It’s definitely been a turnaround year. That’s not to say when you turn around, you can rest.”

— Erlanger Chief Financial Officer Britt Tabor on the hospital’s improving financial picture

“I presided over the vote that fixed the lock system, and that’s proof I’m doing the right thing.”

— U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, in one of several sharp exchanges with challenger Weston Wamp during their debate Wednesday.

“The problem is, he didn’t fix the lock.”

— Wamp’s reply to Fleischmann’s statement

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