The Early Word: Memphis has big 901 Day plans; officials host private public safety summit

Bianca Phillips Holly Whitfield By  and , Daily Memphian
Updated: September 01, 2023 6:43 AM CT | Published: September 01, 2023 6:36 AM CT Premium

U of M announces $5 million worth of campus security measures, Pervis Payne may be eligible for parole and we have your guide to a busy holiday weekend.


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Bianca Phillips

Bianca Phillips

Bianca Phillips is a Northeast Arkansas native and longtime Memphian with two decades of experience in local journalism and public relations. She’s a diehard morning person who spends her free time training for marathons and ultras. And she’s the author of “Cookin Crunk: Eatin’ Vegan in the Dirty South.”

Holly Whitfield

Holly Whitfield

Holly has more than 13 years of experience in publishing and digital content, including 10 years at the helm of the I Love Memphis Blog. She began her career at The Commercial Appeal and is author of Secret Memphis.


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