Lake Dogwood recently became the fourth community in Richland County that voted to tax itself to rebuild a dam, bringing life back to Dogwood Lake. Forty-nine of the community’s 110 registered voters went to the polls, voting 33-15 to create a special taxing district. But a month later, those opposed are speaking out in hopes county council won’t give the referendum its stamp of approval. "It's not about not fixing the lake, it's just about being fair to everyone," said Matthew Perkins.
Richland County opened its pools on Saturday to let the community swim for free while Columbia Fire and the Richland County Sheriff's Department joined in with free swim lessons. The event was called Swim Safe Day. It was started as a response to the already high number of drownings we've seen this year. A few weeks ago, Columbia had 6 drownings in just two weeks. Fire officials said they were targeting people of all ages hoping to be a good resource of swim and safety basics.
As a fresh bunch of third graders return to school next month, they’ll be facing a new rule when it comes to progressing on to the next grade level. Starting with the 2017-2018 school, third graders in South Carolina Public Schools must demonstrate reading proficiency. Otherwise, they’ll be held back. That determination will be made based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards or PASS.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".