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CEO reveals how to stop them from ruining your life

It starts in the morning with the kids before you go to work, then kicks into second gear with your co-workers or your boss, and finally culminates at home with your spouse and children. It’s conflict, and it doesn’t have to be a part of your daily life, according to Tim Scudder, CEO of an international firm that prepares top companies and their executives on how to better deal with the conflict in the workplace.

He said that recent research suggests that the top reason why people leave their jobs is because of a poor relationship with their immediate supervisors. Conflict, both at work and at home, can actually be an opportunity to resolve long-standing issues and help people lead more fulfilling and productive lives. The secret is understanding the five keys to conflict and how to move them forward toward the final step – resolution.


Tessentee Baptist Church has a new steeple just in time for Homecoming set for Sunday, July 31.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. with dinner on the grounds to follow.

The church is located at 4601 Tessentee Road in Otto, 4.5 miles off US 441.



Licklog Players will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prizewinning musical “South Pacific,” directed by Nancy Davis with musical direction by Paul Dyer, July 28-31 and Aug. 4- 7, at the Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples – US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (Beth Coffey) and French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Cameron LeJeune) and Navy Airman Joe Cable (Sam Lusty and Will Skelton) and a young local native girl Liat (newcomer Hannah Adam) – and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.


All across the United States, cadres of young people are looking to change the world for the better this summer by taking on the plight of substandard housing.

A group of such humanitarians have come to Macon County this week to improve the housing conditions for lower income individuals and families.

Known as World Changers, 180 students are in the Franklin area to improve approximately 20 homes. The students are taking on anything they can, from house painting to roofing and laying shingles to building access ramps and porches.


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