The Lauderdale County School District says it lost nearly $1 million in funding due to declining enrollment. To make up for that, the district says it has been forced to tighten its budget by not filling some open teaching positions. Lauderdale County Superintendent Randy Hodges says state budget cuts have had a trickle-down effect on education as well. "The state is feeling it and we are seeing a reduction in staff across the state, and it's affecting us also," said Hodges.
United Blood Services is having its annual Donor's Island Blood Drive Thursday at MCC's Tommy Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Organizers say they hope to collect at least 300 pints of blood. One donor told us how donating blood affected her personally. "You just kind of have a sense of being helpful after it is over with," said Kristel Adams, a regular donor.
A local car dealership has expanded the Nissan market locally by building a multi-million dollar facility which will soon have a grand opening. Nissan of Meridian is inviting the public to attend its ribbon cutting on Thursday. Governor Phil Bryant and Meridian Mayor Percy Bland are expected to be in attendance. The general manager says the automotive industry helps to generate a lot of tax revenue for the area and the state.
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".