Some good news: You don’t have jury duty on Monday at the Calhoun County Courthouse — no one does, in fact.Kim McCarson, the county’s circuit clerk, on Friday said that all the trials on judges’ dockets for next week had been settled or seen defendants agree to plea deals. “We don’t have a trial that’s going to be going on,” McCarson said.That means none of the 425 county residents who’d received notices instructing them to report to the courthouse for jury duty will need to show up.
If sunshine is your thing, here’s hoping you got enough of it on Friday to last you a few days.With steady rain in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service’s office in Calera issued a flood watch Friday afternoon for all of central Alabama. The watch runs from 9 a.m. Saturday to Sunday at 6 p.m.Tara Goggins, a meteorologist with the weather service, said between 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain could fall across the region over the weekend, though local amounts will vary.
The sun shines brightly on a cloudless day on the back water of the Coosa River in Ohatchee at Willow Point. (Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star) If Mother Nature has made a New Year’s resolution, it might be to not rain so much.After a wetter than average 2017, 2018 has dawned with drought returned to much of Alabama. More than four-fifths of the state is at least abnormally dry, according to the latest report Thursday from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
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".