A former Alabama corrections officer was sentenced on Thursday to serve 54 months in federal prison for smuggling multiple drugs into a state correctional facility. Johntarance Henriquis McCray, 23, of Hope Hull was working as a prison guard at Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore County when the criminal offenses took place, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Alabama. He had worked there for only nine months.
Students of Calhoun Community College can access University of Alabama at Birmingham facilities, resources and counselors through a new partnership announced on Thursday. Graduates of the community college will then be able to enroll at UAB with financial assistance, UAB said. Each year two Calhoun graduates will receive UAB Presidential full tuition scholarships. The partnership is made possible through the UAB Joint Admissions Program which launched in 2013.
Donald Lomax, a Birmingham native, is running for mayor of the Magic City. Lomax, 68, currently lives in the Roebuck neighborhood. He is a graduate of the former Ullman High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Talladega College. For the last 11 years, he has worked as a bus driver for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority. He has never held public office before.
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".