January 27th, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Jan. 20-25.

"I absolutely am opposed to UT taking over Erlanger hospital, and as long a I'm living and breathing and in the Legislature, I'll do everything in my power to make sure that does not happen."

-- Tennessee state Rep. Gerald McCormick, on the leadership and governance of Erlanger Health System

"Be content. God has hidden them."

-- Melvin Yoder, community beekeeper and unofficial spokesman for families in the tight-knit Mennonite community in Delano, Tenn., on the father and two children who were missing and presumed drowned on the rain-swollen Conasauga Creek. The body of one child was found Thursday.

"Anyone who's seen a mother protect her child knows we can fight. You don't mess with a momma."

-- U.S. Air Force veteran Gloria Gray, of Hixson, on the Pentagon's decision to lift its ban on women serving in combat

"It shows the seriousness of people's faith in this Tennessee Valley."

-- Dr. Jim Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State Community College and an oft-sought teacher of religion in area churches, on the finding that Chattanooga is the third-most Bible-minded city in the country