Community reacts to Presidential visit and jury hands down sentencing for Joyce Garrard

Community reacts to Presidential visit and jury hands down sentencing for Joyce Garrard

Greetings from the desk of Jonathan Hardison! I hope you have had a nice Thursday. Here are some of the stories we're working on for tonight:

Back to the normal routine

That big sigh of relief you're hearing/feeling tonight is from the dozens of local law enforcement officers, city workers, Mayor Bell's staff, the Air National Guard, the local media, commuters, and everyone at Lawson State whose lives were impacted by President Obama's visit. My co-anchor Beth Shelburne was inside the room for the President's speech and we'll get her thoughts and reaction from Lawson State students tonight.

Jury recommends life

And more big news broke while the President was speaking. A jury recommended life without parole for Joyce Garrard, the woman convicted of running her granddaughter until she collapsed and died. Tonight for the first time since the trial started we're hearing from prosecutors about their case and some of the many emotions it has brought.

I hope you'll join us for these stories and more starting at 9! Watch us on air, online at MyFoxAl.com or through the WBRC News app.