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They said it ... March 10, 2014

QUOTES: Words worth repeating

Dougherty County Commissioner Jack Stone

Dougherty County Commissioner Jack Stone

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John Travolta

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Columnist T. Gamble

“They said it…” is a periodic collection of quotes from folks in Albany, Southwest Georgia and/or of national notoriety.

— After speculation as to whether the 28-year District 6 county commissioner would be healthy enough to run for his seat again, he said he had his doctor’s - and his wife’s- blessing to make another run. “It’ll keep me out of her hair.” - Jack Stone

— “It is hard to believe that this country says it is my right to decide whether or not to have an abortion, but to protect the public I cannot decide what type light bulb I plan to use. It appears a state cannot ban gay marriage, but they can ban a 60-watt bulb?” -T.Gamble on the demise of the incandescent light bulb

— After about nine months of discussion, the Albany City Commission once again made no decision on a controversial pit bull ordinance. The meeting moved on to the issue of a change in the text of Albany’s Tax Allocation District (TAD) which would allow tattoo parlors to be located within the TAD. “Let’s make sure we put a muzzle on those tattoos. You know those places are where the young kids go to raise hell.” - Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell

— “We have come off of a very hard summer my family and I, my team, my partners. But you know, I have heard on more than one occasion … that I’ve never apologized. So if anybody did not hear me apologize, I would like to apologize to those who did not hear me.” - Paula Deen at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Miami, Feb 23

— Sumter County businessman and candidate for Georgia’s Senate, Greg Kirk said he would “work to represent our South Georgia values in the State Senate by helping repeal Obamacare, support pro-life, hunting rights, term limits and Georgia agriculture.”

— “Between all the nominees here tonight, you’ve made over 1,400 films, 1,400 films, and you’ve gone a total of six years of college.” - John Travolta at the 2014 Oscars