We tire of hearing "there's nothing to do" in Lauderdale and neighboring counties.We disagree and we're counting on you to help us prove the naysayers wrong.The Meridian Star is planning its annual Meridian and its Neighbors special section scheduled for publication later this summer. Last year, you came through for us, helping identify 50 must-see places to visit.
The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a flash flood watch for Lauderdale and neighboring counties through late Monday night.Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts are anticipated in a short period of time and may lead to flash flooding. The flooding of roads, low lying areas, and areas with poor drainage will be possible, according to the weather service.Drivers are cautioned to turn around if they encounter flooded roadways.
The Meridian Star is providing several ways for voters to become informed about the issues and candidates in the race for mayor of the city of Meridian.• A series of videos are being published at meridianstar.com, showing Mayor Percy Bland, the Democratic candidate, Republican William Compton and independent Dustin Markham responding to questions from The Star’s editorial board. The Star met with each of the candidates and asked them 13 questions about issues that affect Meridian.
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".