March 30th, 2014 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Time Free Press for March 24-30.

"That building is freaking falling down. It needs to be replaced. God forbid one of those kids get hurt -- or a faculty member -- once the lawyers get done, Hamilton County will have been able to buy three schools."

-- District 8 County Commissioner Tim Boyd, before the commission voted unanimously Wednesday on a list of school construction and expansion projects that did not include a new building for Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts.

"You can drink a bathtub of it and not receive any kind of high from it."

-- State Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, on the failure of a bill that would have legalized use of a cannabis-based oil to treat seizure disorder in children.

"If it's going to cost money either way, I might as well get it."

-- Tiffaney Adams, 25, on the choice between signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act or paying a penalty.

"There are plenty of jobs. But they don't pay anything."

-- Tom Smith, standing in line at the Tennessee Career Center on Thursday, as a new federal study placed Tennessee at No. 1 in the nation for percentage of minimum-wage jobs.

"If I don't do it, someone else will have to."

-- Walker County, Ga., Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell, announcing that property taxes will go up for the 2015 fiscal year, the first tax increase in more than 10 years, to keep up with growing county expenses.