Pigeon Forge fire officials have embarked on a fast-track effort to earn certification as a Firewise USA community, but they'll need commitment from residents and business owners. Pigeon Forge Fire Chief Tony Watson announced a 6-8 p.m. community meeting Tuesday Aug. 22 at the LeConte Events Center to explain the wildfire protection program.
Dozens of people from across the nation and even Siberia wondered Thursday why officials in Sevier County and Gatlinburg aren’t preparing better for the next wildfire event. Why aren’t planning officials imposing building codes, one participant in the national webinar asked. Weren’t there any evacuation plans in place, asked another. If not, are public safety officials putting one together?
Fire crews are working a 30-plus acre fire in the Bent Creek area of Pittman Center, according to Sevier County Sheriff's Office. The fire is located near the Bent Course at 3919 East Parkway in Gatlinburg. Meanwhile, winds with gusts of 55 to 65 mph are causing power outages, downing trees, and causing some home damage in Sevier County today. Stanley Stiles, secretary-treasurer of Sevier County Electric System, said 10,179 customers are without power and there are 95 separate outages.
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".