Things got off to a slow start 50 years ago in 1968. The first baby born in the New Year was Dennis Allen Jarrell Jr., who was born at 11:29 a.m. on New Year’s Day. He weighed eight pounds and 15 ounces. The Strand Theatre in Atmore went all out when “The Sound of Music” came to town. The movie, starring Julie Andrews was to show from Jan. 4-17 with prices for an adult ticket being $1.50. Most of us have seen this movie at least one time and by some, many times.
Sometimes the news is sad, some times informative, but sometimes it is just bizarre. One of the first articles I noticed in The Atmore Advance in 1987 was the story of C. H. Graham, who grew a turnip that weighed 8 pounds. Now, that was a meal on its own. Although we have had large vegetables brought in before, it has been a while. The Atmore YMCA after school children provided a live nativity scene in front to the Lions Community Center.
Residents in and around Walnut Hill, Fla. gave a mixed reaction to plans to rezone some areas. Some were not happy about the plan. Stormy weather ripped a home in Robinsonville right off its foundation and damaged at least one barn across the Florida line. Winners were announced for the annual Gobbler Giveaway. Now I have no idea what this could have been, but one thing is for sure; there was a turkey involved.
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".