June 16th, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for June 9-14.

"I felt like I was at a KKK rally, like an old-time KKK rally. I was very scared."

-- Dorothy Swayyed, East Tennessee coordinator for the American Muslim Advisory Council, on hostile comments heard at a public meeting in Manchester, Tenn.

"It's crazy cheap to live here."

-- Kelsey Waligora, who left Miami for Chattanooga and found her car insurance bill cut in half, and cheaper housing, too

"They took the soul out of it, the grit."

-- Terryl Greene, saying that this year's Bessie Smith Strut felt more like a corporate event

"It's a shame because these are graduates that we wished the best to, and then they turn around and repay us like this."

-- Martin Ringstaff, Cleveland City Schools director, on the two Cleveland High School graduates who are among four teens suspected of vandalizing and burglarizing Cleveland High and Cleveland Middle School

"We have some of the most arcane, complicated, arduous alcohol laws in the country. It's ridiculous. We're just trying to give people the options of being in or out."

-- Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, on allowing residents in Hamilton County's unincorporated area to vote whether to allow liquor distilleries