The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for July 7-12.
"Every time we pass a law or ordinance, somebody loses a little bit of their rights."
-- Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson, after the council voted 6-3 against a law that would have allowed residents to raise hens in town
"This past weekend was supposed to be our busiest weekend of the year. Instead, we just put $482 in [the bank], if that tells you anything."
-- Cherita Tallent, manager of Harbor Lights Marina in Soddy-Daisy, on the toll that repeated rainfall has taken on the business
"It's a mess everywhere."
-- South Pittsburg Police Chief Dale Winters, on the flooding that inundated the community and left widespread damage
"Like the Jaws of Life cracked open my chest."
-- Jose Perez, on the born-again moment that changed him as he languished in jail for dealing drugs