First impressions are everything and Homewood city leaders are hoping to spruce up the first impression people get driving into the city on 18th Street. "From Highway 280 or coming over the hill from Vulcan, I mean this is your first sight of Homewood," said Mayor Scott McBrayer. First and foremost on the list of upgrades is a new hotel, spa, and restaurant. "I think they can fully expect a first class facility.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left behind billions of dollars in damage and insurance claims. So what will this mean for premiums and will we see any premium increases as part of a trickle down effect here in Alabama? "None from the hurricane that I can see at all, nothing," said Joe Fuller, owner of Stead and Fuller insurance agency. Fuller said that while rates have gone up, some in general over the last few years, he doesn't expect these latest round of storms will raise them any higher.
A Birmingham woman is outraged and wants answers after someone put at least 10 bullet holes in her home and car sometime early Thursday morning. "Shot through my bedroom twice," said the woman, whose identity we've agreed to keep secret because she is afraid someone might shoot again. Those two shots she mentions were only a few feet above her bed, where she was lying at the time. Had she been standing up she likely would have been hit.
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".