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VOL. 133 | NO. 42 | Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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FedEx Express Files $8M Permit for Hub

FedEx Express has filed a $7.8 million building permit application with the Office of Construction Code Enforcement. The project description simply lists “mezzanine and conveyor system” for the FedEx SuperHub, 2903 Sprankle Drive.

Memphis-based planning and design firm A2H is listed as the project’s architect.

Fives Intralogistics Corp. is also mentioned in the permit. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company, which is part of the international industrial engineering group Fives, “designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrials including the aluminum, steel, glass, automotive, aerospace , logistics, cement and minerals, energy and sugar sectors,” according to the company’s website.

– Patrick Lantrip

Vaughan Sponsors Bill On Violent Custody Disputes

Republican state Rep. Kevin Vaughan of Collierville is sponsoring a bill that would allow a parent or legal guardian who is the victim of attempted murder to petition the courts to terminate the parental rights of the person convicted of the offense.

The bill also increases punishment guidelines for judges hearing such cases.

“It is my hope that this measure acts as an additional deterrent in these specific instances while also protecting the safety of our children and surviving parents,” Vaughan said in a written statement.

The ability to petition for termination of parental rights applies to another parent convicted or found civilly liable for “attempting to cause the intentional and wrongful death of the child’s other parent or legal guardian.”

– Bill Dries

Howell Tackles Parenting In 4th ‘High Gear’ Book

Amy Howell, CEO of Memphis-based Howell Marketing Strategies, delves into “high gear parenting” in her latest book, “Be the Parent, Not the Pal: High Gear Parenting Tips in a Crazy, Digital World.”

The book bills itself as a call to action for parents to help set boundaries and expectations that will help children navigate the information saturation of the digital-focused world, where bullying, cyber-stalking, oversharing and selfie obsessions are growing concerns for many parents.

“Be the Parent, Not the Pal” highlights the importance of fundamentals like good values, decision making, confidence builders and other things children need to grow up successfully.

Howell draws on experience gleaned from her career and as a mother to offer tips for parents who are entering the “crossing-over points” – getting smartphones and driving.

This is Howell’s fourth book. She and Anne Deeter Gallaher, also a small-business owner, co-authored “Women in High Gear: A Guide for Entrepreneurs, On-Rampers, and Aspiring Executives” in 2013 and “The Future Belongs to Students in High Gear: A Guide for Students and Aspiring Game Changers in Transition from College to Career” in 2015. Her third book, “Healing in High Gear: Surviving Sepsis: A Guide for Families, Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Providers,” was released in 2016.

“Be the Parent, Not the Pal” and Howell’s other books are available on Amazon and at howell-marketing.com.

– Daily News staff

U of M Offering Rides For Spelling Bee Participants

With the Memphis-Shelby County Spelling Bee taking a year off, the University of Memphis is offering rides for Shelby County participants in the Regional Spelling Bee in Nashville on March 10.

Free bus transportation will be provided for participants and a family member or other responsible adult at no charge. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis through March 7.

“We feel it is important for students in Shelby County to have a chance to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee and serve as our local representatives,” U of M president M. David Rudd said in a statement. “With the spelling bee moving from Memphis to Nashville, the University of Memphis wanted to provide transportation for those who do not have the ability to get there on their own.”

The U of M and the Tennessee Titans are partnering to present the spelling bee, which is being held at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.

The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

The Memphis-Shelby County Spelling Bee was canceled this year after failing to land a local sponsor. In late January, the U of M announced it would bring the bee back to Memphis in 2019.

For more information, email raday@memphis.edu or call 901.678.3119.

– Don Wade

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 280 1,209
MORTGAGES 55 244 916
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 52 151
BUILDING PERMITS 158 699 2,751
BANKRUPTCIES 37 157 618
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 77 276
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0