U.S. Auto Sales closes 30 stores including Chattanooga unit and more business news

U.S. Auto Sales closes 30 stores including Chattanooga unit

U.S. Auto Sales has closed its used-car dealership in Chattanooga and more than 30 others across the South for the foreseeable future, according to reports.

The company bills itself as "the premier buy here, pay here dealership in Chattanooga." U.S. Auto Sales said it provides used car auto loans for all credit levels.

The company opened its first store in 1992 and expanded to Chattanooga in 2021.

Automotive News, citing an Atlanta TV station, reported the dealership chain will keep its locations closed "for the foreseeable future" and furlough employees without pay.

Tennessee American Water provides water bottle filling stations

Tennessee American Water has provided nine Hamilton County schools with water bottle filling stations.

The recipients previously lacked a water bottle filling station at their schools, according to the company. Tennessee American Water also donated reusable water bottles to the schools.

"We are excited to provide convenient access to safe, clean tap water on the go in an environmentally sustainable way," said Grant Evitts, president of Tennessee American Water, in a statement. "We're also pleased to support the focus on health by emphasizing the importance of drinking water."

Recipients of the water bottle filling stations are Battle Academy Elementary, Brown Academy Elementary School, Calvin Donaldson Elementary School, Dalewood Middle School, East Lake Academy Middle School, East Ridge Middle School, Orchard Knob Middle School, Orchard Knob Elementary School and Woodmore Elementary School.