July 14th, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for July 7-12.

"Every time we pass a law or ordinance, somebody loses a little bit of their rights."

-- Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson, after the council voted 6-3 against a law that would have allowed residents to raise hens in town

"This past weekend was supposed to be our busiest weekend of the year. Instead, we just put $482 in [the bank], if that tells you anything."

-- Cherita Tallent, manager of Harbor Lights Marina in Soddy-Daisy, on the toll that repeated rainfall has taken on the business

"It's a mess everywhere."

-- South Pittsburg Police Chief Dale Winters, on the flooding that inundated the community and left widespread damage

"Like the Jaws of Life cracked open my chest."

-- Jose Perez, on the born-again moment that changed him as he languished in jail for dealing drugs