+ 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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24 Christmas Eve Family Service
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
24 Christmas Eve Traditional Service
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
25 Christmas Traditional Service
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12 Scramble for SPARCC
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.