OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council has approved a $400,000 short-term loan to be used to cover expenses.<br />
City Manager Stan Brown confirmed the action Tuesday. The city, which has used up its reserves, expects the loan to be re-paid by the end of the year after tax revenues start coming in.<br />
The council has also voted to name a new road between Mundy Mill Road and Atlanta Highway Milton Martin Toyota Way. The dealership, which is currently located on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville, has announced plans to re-locate to Oakwood.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
President Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as a vendetta by the Kremlin, triggering one of Russia's boldest anti-government demonstrations in years.
Chattanooga is looking into the possibility of building light commuter rail throughout the city, but a long-running plan to connect the Tennessee city to Atlanta with a bullet train is likely stopped in its tracks.