May 4th, 2014 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for April 27-May 2.

"A mother who is pregnant and taking drugs is putting her habit over the life and welfare of the child."

Sen. Todd Gardenhire

"We want to be heard as students."

-- Bryan College student Robin Harrison on last week's event on campus in which students voiced their displeasure the school's administration.

"Our biggest desire is for a leader that the men and women of this department can follow, engage in, trust and respect. It's [currently] not anywhere near what it needs to be."

-- Sean O'Brien, president of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police on police officer's reaction to the hiring, pending City Council approval, of Fred Fletcher from Austin, Texas, as the next police chief.

"Pretty cool."

-- 9-year-old Presley Coker, who recently visited the Tennessee Aquarium, on the facility's new $1.7 million renovation of the river otter exhibit, now home to seven otters.