The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘oasis’ as ‘an area or period of calm in the midst of turbulence.’ The Oasis of Kingsport has been just that to over 700 women since it opened in 2014. Founder Kermit Addington had a dream to minister to the homeless people of the Kingsport area. He looked for buildings in Downtown Kingsport to locate his vision, which he pictured as a storefront ministry. When he saw the "for lease" sign on East Sullivan Street, he knew God had sent him to the right place.
Just 14 months in, their efforts were recognized when Mama's House earned the 2017 Kingsport Times-News Reader’s Choice Award. “We’re really proud of that,” said Mike, who attributes this recognition to unparalleled service, great quality food, homemade recipes and the option of healthier, well-rounded meals. While all-you-can-eat buffets are often stereotyped as a haven of unhealthy food, the Vaughns are changing that with more made-from-scratch recipes than ever before at Mama's House.
With her sparkling blue eyes, friendly smile and vivid memory, one might find it hard to believe that she will soon celebrate her 100th birthday. Lou was born on Nov. 9, 1917, at her grandparents’ home in Cooks Valley. Sharing how different life was 100 years ago, Lou said that her family carried all of their water from a well for much of her childhood. Meals were cooked on a coal stove. There was no indoor bathroom, no television and very few telephones. Lou remembers how they communicated.
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".