DeWayne E. Smoot is a senior staff writer at the Muskogee Phoenix, where he has earned numerous awards for investigative reporting and his coverage of local and state government, environmental issues and general-interest news events. He regularly covers local and state government, politics and en...
Muskogee Urban Renewal Authority commissioners let lapse a sales contract inked 10 months ago with a Tennessee-based real estate company that had expressed an intent to develop up to 24 acres within the project area. Their decision, made Thursday during a special meeting, effectively kills a commercial development deal that included the prospects of what has been described since January 2016 only as Project Sunshine.
Three of the seven people competing this year for contested Muskogee City Council seats fielded a variety of questions Wednesday during a candidate forum.Three candidates — mayoral candidate Wayne Divelbiss, Ward II candidate Jamie Lynn Stout and Ward III Councilor Ivory Vann — were unable to attend due to prior commitments. The fourth, Stacy Lynn Alexander, reportedly bowed out after being diagnosed Tuesday night with the flu.
WARNER — State and local NAACP representatives rejected apologies offered by town officials in response to racially charged comments made by two former municipal employees, but they welcomed overtures made to help facilitate the healing process.These developments took place Tuesday during a meeting requested by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after a recording of the comments were made public.
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".