February 24th, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Feb. 17-22.

"These price increases don't seem fair or logical."

- Rick Neufeld, on Chattanooga gasoline prices that have soared 41 cents a gallon in the past month

"I'm afraid we would be failing our fiduciary responsibility if we kicked the can down the road. It would be irresponsible if we did not move forward."

- Erlanger trustee Donnie Hutcherson, on the board's decision to offer the CEO job to the chief of Methodist University Hospital despite requests from dozens of physicians who implored the board to wait

"I think the council needs an explanation."

- Chattanooga City Councilwoman Deborah Scott, on Mayor Ron Littlefield's proposal to put his deputy in a new position in the 311 department

"I found out I was more useful damaged than I was, in the world's eyes, whole."

- Steve Morgan, who lost his career selling building materials after he went blind in 2005 and now serves on the Cleveland (Tenn.) school board and as a part-time pastor at First Baptist Church of Cleveland, upon winning this year's United Way Society Courage Award