Heed the Call is an occasional series profiling local pastors and ministers. To nominate a pastor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Five years before Wayne Baggett said yes to Southside Baptist Church, the Southeast Decatur church where he has led worship music since 1993, he said no.“A committee from Southside came to First Baptist Church in Quitman, Mississippi, where I was leading music. I said, ‘I’m not coming.’ Five years later, they came back. I felt the Lord leading me to Southside.
This week, 47 high school seniors representing counties across Alabama, including Limestone and Lawrence, will converge on Montgomery for the state’s annual Distinguished Young Women program.Among the participants are 17-year-old Jasey Black of Athens and 17-year-old Ellie Kerby of Hatton.“I got involved in the Distinguished Young Women program not only to have the chance to win scholarships for my college education but to be more prepared for life after high school,” said Kerby, a senior at...
Ask Gordon Franklin, the sole remaining original member of The Flashbacks, to describe the band, now in its fourth decade of performing, and he’ll liken it to a cake.“The foundation of the cake, the bottom layer is the bass and the drums, which is the rhythm section. The layer on top of that is the guitar and keyboards. The icing that goes around it is the sax player. The decoration that goes on top of the icing is the singers.
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".