Pigeon Forge opened a brand new $2 million home for the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains on Thursday. The new 17,100 square ft. facility is much larger and can offer more services than their previous home for the past 18 years. The old facility was in an unused portion of city hall that needed technology upgrades and in some cases, had no climate control for parts of the building. "We are able to build and equip this 17,100 sq. ft. facility for under $2 million.
It seems like there's always something to celebrate at Dollywood. Friday, Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam stopped by to honor Tennessee crafters. Each craftsman showed off his or her skills for the first lady. Then, she joined in, even making her own Christmas ornament with Dollywood's master glass blower. "I think it's really important that we have places that are trying to preserve these crafts that are authentic to our history and Tennessee and our heritage," said Haslam.
Sevier County business owners have been watching tourism numbers closely as we approach the summer tourism season. While the first three months after the wildfires showed revenue was down, numbers may be increasing. Tourism numbers play a role in how many people companies will hire over the summer, and those numbers came with good news Thursday. At the Sevier County Hospitality and Tourism Alliance joint association meeting, attendees found out that tourism was up in April by eight percent.
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".