+ 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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8 GNC Center for Building Hope Race Series
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 Polo Under the Palms
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.