Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) announced Wednesday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has given final approval for a VA-staffed outreach clinic in McMinn County, an effort he has long championed.
"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.
"I am very grateful to the VA for seeing this need for McMinn County and the surrounding area and responding to my request," Duncan continued.
Congressman Duncan also thanked former McMinn County Mayor Ron Banks and current Mayor John Gentry for all their work on the clinic.
The VA hopes to have the clinic operational in about 6 months.