The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for July 29-Aug. 3.
"I'm against it because I think we pay enough in taxes."
-- Ringgold resident Stephanie Harvey, on Northwest Georgia's overwhelming rejection of a 1 percent sales tax that would have paid for billions of dollars of transportation projects
"She's just a sweet girl. People see the crime scene of a shooting and the arrests. They see that side of it, but they don't see the impact of a victim's life."
-- Pastor Kevin Adams, on Chattanooga teen Keoshia Ford, who was struck in the head by a stray gang bullet on March 17 and has been comatose ever since
"Until we get the parents on board systemwide, we are going to be spinning our wheels."
-- Hamilton County Board of Education Chairman Mike Evatt, on parents of children at struggling schools who aren't helping their children succeed academically
"I hope it goes well and picks up like it used to. But I just don't see it."
-- Flor Palomo, a former carpet industry worker who moved back to Texas recently from Dalton, Ga., where nearly one-quarter of the jobs have disappeared since July 2006
"It's just an awesome endorsement by such an intergenerational group -- young, elderly, middle-aged."
-- State Rep. JoAnne Favors, after defeating Rep. Tommie Brown in the Democratic primary for state House District 28