The superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District was fired Friday after an internal investigation revealed he used district funds for personal use. Philip Hickman was fired in a 3-1 vote in a specially called meeting Friday morning after a board-led investigation of financial irregularities, the Commercial Dispatch reported. According to The Dispatch, between June 2016 and June 2017, Hickman used $15,000 in district funds to pay a California-based reputation management firm.
More than one week after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida, false threats continued to be made against schools in Mississippi. Friday morning, the Lee County Sheriff's Department was made aware of a threat on Instagram against Mooreville High School, according to Chief Deputy John Hall. Hall said the threat, which was not specific, was determined to be fake and students were never in danger. Deputies are trying to determine who made the threat.
A board member on the Madison County planning and zoning commission resigned Tuesday after using a racial slur in a now deleted Facebook post. Don Drane, of Madison, commented on a post last Thursday regarding crime in Durant. Someone commented on the post, “Does anyone have the guts to name the problem?” Drane replied: “The problem is negroes. Where do I pick up my prize?”The Clarion Ledger obtained a screenshot of the post but it has since been deleted.
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".