The Early Word: A look at Joris Ray’s state of (alleged) affairs; plus, monkeypox is here

Bianca Phillips By , Daily Memphian
Updated: July 26, 2022 6:33 AM CT | Published: July 26, 2022 6:25 AM CT Subscribers only

A second suspect has been charged in Rev. Autura Eason-Williams’ death, Graceland is having money problems and there’s a new speakeasy coming to South Main (but you’ll need a password to get in). 


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Bianca Phillips

Bianca Phillips

Bianca Phillips is a Northeast Arkansas native and long-time Memphian with more than a decade of experience in local journalism. She’s a diehard morning person who spends her free time running marathons and ultras, practicing daily yoga, and stuffing her face with vegan food.


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