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• UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases. ELIZABETHTON — Criminal Court Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denied motions by three defense attorneys in the upcoming Facebook Murders trial that would have removed Dennis Brooks as a prosecutor.
• Long-delayed ETSU garage to open Monday. Contractors, university administrators and students can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that East Tennessee State University’s $26.1 million parking garage project is slated to open Monday for student parking.
• High schoolers get glimpse of medical field. This week, area high school students were offered a chance to learn the mechanics — sometimes literally — of how a medical school class operates.
• Fire destroys lodge at Wolf Ridge ski resort. MARS HILL, N.C. — A sizable early morning fire at Wolf Laurel Resort left the popular western North Carolina winter destination without its newest lodge.
• Bucs open series with 6-3 win over Northern Kentucky. Clinton Freeman got things started for the East Tennessee State baseball team. Then he finished the game off.
• Michigan holds on late to beat Tennessee 73-71. INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan coach John Beilein had watched his team blow almost all of a 15-point lead, and he was sure he knew how Tennessee would try to take the lead.
• Court date put off for Unicoi couple in moonshining case. ERWIN — The couple accused of manufacturing moonshine behind their Unicoi home is scheduled to be back in court in the summer.
• Businesses honored for longevity. Nineteen Washington County businesses were honored Thursday for their decades of contributions to the local economy.comments powered by Disqus