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Majorettes present Butterfly Fund with check at Sequoyah game

Majorettes present Butterfly Fund with check at Sequoyah game

Before kickoff at Sequoyah High School Friday night, the majorettes presented a check for $5,500 to the Butterfly Fund.

Students raised that money through a fundraiser.

"They have been creating butterfly pins with Australian crystals on it, and for a donation of $5-10, they get a butterfly with Australian crystals in it. They picked it up on their own," said Christina Harrill.

The Butterfly Fund raises money for childhood cancer research, treatment and services.

This year's flu shots becoming available

This year's flu shots becoming available

Flu season is just around the corner, and already drug stores and doctor's offices have supplies of this year's vaccine.

The shots will be available to patients by the end of the month.

But if you get your shot now, will you be protected all season? The Centers for Disease Control says "yes."

The CDC recommends that people get their shots as soon as possible. It suggests everyone from six months old and older get a yearly vaccine.

One local flu shot clinic opens Tuesday.

New VA clinic coming to McMinn County

New VA clinic coming to McMinn County

Veterans in McMinn County and the surrounding area will have a new place to get medical care.

Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has given final approval for a VA-staffed outreach clinic in the County.

"I started trying to get a VA clinic for McMinn County several years ago, and I am very pleased those efforts have come to fruition," Duncan said in a press release.