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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.

Tennessee's tastiest tap water found in Maynardville

Tennessee's tastiest tap water found in Maynardville

Drinking out of the tap never tasted so good, at least for those living in Maynardville.

Out of 12 regions across the state, the small town can now boast it has the tastiest drinking water in the state.

Judges voted Maynardville number one out of about 230 water utilities across Tennessee. Each water entry was tested for clarity, smell and of course taste.

This is the first time Maynardville has won the state contest, but its water is used to getting awards. It has won the regional contest for the tastiest water four out of five years.