March 16th, 2014 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for March 9-16.

"He was one of the greats, one of the giants."

-- Former Chattanooga Mayor Jon Kinsey on the legacy of Gordon Street Jr., who died Thursday at age 75. Street led North American Royalties and was widely known for his philanthropic and civic work.

"The way to raise this neighborhood is by bringing jobs here. That benefits East Chattanooga and helps the entire city."

-- Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke on the city's successful $2.6 million cash offer for the former Harriet Tubman housing site that is to be marketed as an economic development site.

"The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. There are too many agencies involved and it's a mess>"

Chattanoogan Rebecca Mulkey on the confusing, frustrating process she encountered while trying to help her mother get long-term care coverage through TennCare.

"It is possible for Erlanger to close. It just is."

-- Erlanger CEO Kevin Spiegel on the hospital's shaky financial health.