August 19th, 2012 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Aug. 12-17.

"Being in Chattanooga today is like being in Silicon Valley in the '80s."

-- Bill Wallace, project director for U.S. Ignite, amid the search for the next high-tech big thing at Chattanooga's GigTank

"I think what kids are looking for is a new way of doing school that's not boring."

-- Tony Donen, principal of Hamilton County's new science, technology, engineering and math school, on how it hopes to shift the way high school is taught

"Just hearing him read those charges ... murder ... It makes me so sad. I'm torn because it is so hard to see Tasha like that, but I also really want justice for those little boys."

-- Linda Bates, grandmother of Leland and River Bates, who died of hyperthermia, after their mother Tasha's first court appearance on murder charges

"The mindset of the Coca-Cola Company is a lot like the mindset of Chattanooga itself. We may be old, but we feel brand new."

-- Clyde Tuggle, chief public affairs and communications officer for Coca-Cola, on how the company has reinvented itself