published Sunday, February 3rd, 2013


The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Jan. 27-Feb. 2.

"An officer's going to come out in a box."

— A former guard at Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga., on the situation at the maximum-security facility following the killings of three inmates in a month

"If we can help our lowest-income students in our lowest-performing schools, why wouldn't we?"

— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, on his proposal to provide a limited voucher program that would allow impoverished kids in 83 low-performing public schools to use tax money to attend private institutions

"The only thing I could think of was 'Why did they overlook Dad?'"

— Dottie Workman Womack, whose father died in the line of duty while fighting a fire 71 years ago, on why her father's name was left off a bronze marker unveiled at the Firefighter Memorial Fountain downtown

"It puts us on one more list of superlative cities."

— Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield, on the importance of the USA Pro Championships bicycle races coming to town on Memorial Day weekend

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