September 1st, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Aug. 25-30:

"I got arrested 40 times during the '60s, beaten and left bloodied and unconscious. ... But I'm not tired. I am ready to fight and continue to fight, and you must fight."

-- U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaking during the 50th anniversary commemorations of the 1963 March on Washington

"Chattanooga is such a beautiful place. They should have more places to hang hammocks. It's one of the most beautiful ways to explore nature."

-- Abby Hensley, a sophomore at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, from a canvas hammock and enjoying Sunday's sunny weather

"This case was about meth, start to finish."

-- Prosecutor Stephen Hatchett, upon the first-degree murder conviction of Tasha Bates in last year's heat-related deaths of her sons

"Hutcheson simply can't wait that long."

-- A letter signed by a group of physicians worried about the future of the Fort Oglethorpe hospital, urging the leaders of Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties to issue bonds to cover its $60 million in debt