+ Hunter DUI trial under way
The trial of former Braden River High School football coach Josh Hunter, out on bond on a DUI manslaughter charge, was slated to begin this week with jury selection starting May 10.
His brother, James Hunter, has been jailed since April 27 after a judge found him guilty of civil contempt for refusing to say if his brother was driving the pickup truck that killed Braden River High School assistant football coach Doug Garrity in a crash in Nokomis in March 2009.
Local attorneys say the trial could be postponed because of James Hunter’s refusal to speak.
+ School plans fundraiser for Haiti
Students at Braden River Middle School will host the Earthquake Relief Share Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 15, at the school, 6215 River Club Blvd. Festivities include games, prizes, vendor and informational booths, a food court, silent auction, demonstrations and more.
The event’s theme is “Sharing Hands Across the Lands.” Students in Kimberly Zenon’s science classes have been planning for more than two months.
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17 Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Good Friday Service
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Good Friday Service
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.