published Sunday, May 18th, 2014


The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for May 11-17.

"He will go down as a political icon in this town. And he should. But it was time for him to go."

-- Chattanooga attorney Stuart James, former county Democratic Party chairman, on the defeat of longtime Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern in the May 6 Republican primary. Randy Fairbanks, who beat Skillern by 52 votes, likely will win the August general election to represent District 1.

"There ain't no way Robert E. Lee would have let me into heaven with that Yankee uniform on."

-- Retired Chickamauga City Manager and Hutcheson Medical Center board member John Culpepper, who had to drop out of the Resaca Civil War battle re-enactment this weekend because he underwent a cardiac procedure and is recuperating at home. Culpepper usually portrays a Confederate soldier.

"All I know is we just don't want them running around half naked on our streets."

-- Pikeville Mayor Phil Cagle on an ordinance passed by the City Council to pay fines for public indecency, which includes saggy pants.

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