Confession: I've never attended Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival in Jackson (not even when it was called "Mal's"). But don't worry: I got these pro tips from parade organizers, area businesses and locals who've attended or participated in the parade. If you're like me and need a primer, read on. Arrive downtown a few hours before the main parade at 1 p.m., and be prepared to park and walk a few blocks to the parade route.
A Cookout restaurant just opened in the former Popeye’s location on High Street in Jackson, and the lines are out the door. Now we're wondering, which fast food joint will open a metro Jackson location next? And which one should? We’re asking you, dear readers, to vote in this special Fast Food Madness bracket. We had a few close match-ups and a few runaway winners in the Sweet 16, and now we're down to the Elite 8. You have through Sunday, March 18, to vote before we narrow it down to the Final 4.
On March 3, the Mississippi Braves held auditions for national anthem and mascot performers. The tryouts were open to anybody, and plenty of folks showed up to belt out "The Star-Spangled Banner." But only one potential mascot showed up on the infield. The job of a mascot is to energize the crowd, make the game more entertaining and generally act like a goofball. Auditioning for this position must be tough with no actual baseball game to react to.
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".