- With winter precipitation in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, drivers should be ready to take their time on area roadways. "We are fully staffed. We're ready to go," said Chris Williams, lead driver at Marietta Wrecker Service. "All of our trucks are equipped with snow chains and everything like that." Williams said winter weather like what hit metro Atlanta last month usually creates a busy work week for him and his co-workers.
- A memorial dedicated to our country's war veterans will take an estimated $200,000 to restore after it was vandalized last month. According to board members with the Walk of Heroes War Veterans Memorial in Conyers, the damage to the sculptures and plaques was so extensive it will likely take months to repair. "When I got to the site, I felt like I was coming to a funeral," recalled Darin Riggs, a board member for the memorial. "It was just heart wrenching for me.
- If you get a check that appears to be from the city of Marietta, you may want to double check the source. The city issued a warning Wednesday that someone has been sending out fraudulent checks using their name and account information. "I wasn't real happy about it [be]cause my signature's on it," said City Manager Bill Bruton, who got an email from a would-be victim questioning the check's validity.
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".