Walker County Probate Judge Rick Allison confirmed Saturday he will not run for re-election as probate judge this year in order to spend more time with his family and to travel. The surprise announcement, which creates a major open seat in the 2018 election season, was made to staff Friday after he came to a decision earlier in the week. In April of last year, Allison switched to the Republican Party and announced he would run.
Walker County Administrator Cheryl Ganey is leaving her position to become the county administrator in Dale County. Ganey, 55, said Wednesday her last day on the job in Walker County is Monday, adding that she will not be attending that night’s 6 p.m. commission meeting. Her first day on her new job will be Tuesday. “It’s a better opportunity,” she said of the Dale County position.
Walker County’s unemployment rate declined from 3.9 percent to 3.7 percent in December, placing it 34th highest out of 67 counties, while the state recorded 2,093,063 people employed, the most ever recorded. The county rate compared to the December 2016 rate of 7.1 percent. According to figures released Friday by the state Department of Labor, Fayette County had the surrounding area’s highest unemployment at 4 percent, down from 4.1 percent but placing it 22nd highest.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".