March 6th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

"We are not deporting people for minor traffic violations. We are deporting people for being in the country illegally."

- Capt. Wes Lynch,

on a 30 percent increase in the number of immigration violators in Whitfield County who were processed for deportation last year by the federal government

"The program is not working how the Obama administration wanted it to work and is being abused by local law enforcement."

- Jerry Gonzalez,

executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, on the federal immigration program referred to as 287(g)

"At first I thought I had won $2,000, then I thought it was $200,000."

- Frances Sharp, of Hixson,

on the $2 million prize she won in the Tennessee Lottery

"These winds caused incredible damage to our electric system."

- David Wade,

EPB executive vice president and chief operating officer, referring to last week's heavy weather and the utility's struggle to restore full electric service

"I knew she could do it!"

- Paula Steele, a family friend,

on Rossville teen Lauren Alaina Suddeth making it into the finals on "American Idol"