September 8th, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for the week of Sept. 1-7:

"There's about 1,000 times more excitement today than there was for any game last year. I don't remember the last time I saw this many people packed in for the Vol walk. And it's all because of Butch Jones."

-- Lifelong University of Tennessee football fan Jody Clapp, on the opening day that saw more than 97,000 people turn out for the Vols' 45-0 victory over Austin Peay.

"A nice green area like that is an urban oasis that will serve a lot of people very well for many, many years."

-- City Forester Gene Hyde on the opening of Chattanooga newest park, Stringer's Park

"Cool wold not be the correct term. It's unreal."

-- Chattanooga resident David Storm on competing in the inaugural Ironman Chattanooga triathlon next year.

"When he woke up and was able to smile to smile at us, it was an unbelievable feeling."

-- Chattanooga Police Department Crime Suppression Unit Investigator Josh May on saving the life of a 9-month-old baby with CPR.

"I would still like to know the answer. If this has happened for so long, what else is going on?"

-- Hamilton County Board of Education member David Testerman on the $11.4 million, generated from city liquor-by-the-drink taxes, that never made it to Hamilton County Schools