Twelve days before a return hearing on the possible incorporation of Bellevue, the proposed mayor of that community has issued a statement expressing his disappointment at what he perceives as a lack of communication and cooperation on Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker's part. In the statement, which was sent to media Wednesday, John Adcock states he has tried unsuccessfully since Barker was elected in June to arrange a meeting regarding Bellevue incorporation.
In recent discussions regarding the upcoming Public Safety Complex, Hub City officials have envisioned new homes for several public services — Hattiesburg Police Department, municipal court and Hattiesburg Fire Department administration, among others — at a cost of about $25 million. But with that monetary figure continuing to rise — as high as $40 million at last estimate — Mayor Toby Barker is proposing scaling back the project, including starting without the fire administration component.
The legality of a working relationship between the Forrest County sheriff and one of the department's investigators is being called into question, based on an opinion issued by the Mississippi Ethics Commission. According to Advisory Opinion No. 17-035-E, which was issued June 2, a relative of a sheriff, including a son-in-law, may not be employed by the sheriff's office.
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".