It's a busy weekend for stores across the country as shoppers search for the best deals this Black Friday, and then again for Small Business Saturday. Tina Harrison, owner of Blue Skies of Chattanooga, said this weekend is one of the most important to keep local businesses alive. Harrison said at least half of her annual sales happen during the holiday season. Valery Levitt and her best friend decided to jump in on the holiday shopping this year, but they are keeping their money local.
It’s Thanksgiving Day and folks all over the Tennessee Valley are enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes and all the food that comes with today's celebration. However, many people are also taking the day to give back to others. Thanksgiving comes with many traditions, and for some, it is volunteering with the Salvation Army. One volunteer's tradition is making sure everyone gets a piece of the pie during the holiday.
There is a new campaign aimed at getting litter off Tennessee roadways by helping you clean your car. Ahead of the holiday weekend, many drivers are getting complimentary car cleaning. “This coming up week, it's the most traveled week of the year for folks," said Mike McClanahan with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Drivers that stopped by the I-24 Welcome Center in Hamilton County on Sunday were greeted with a complimentary car cleaning. It's part of a "Clean Out Your Car" campaign.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".