BIRMINGHAM, AL - This week's metro Birmingham high school football match-ups present some match-ups with state title implications. Vestavia Hills takes on Spain Park, Mountain Brook hosts Hoover and Shades Valley faces Ramsay. Follow all the action here, and every week. (For more updates on high school football and free news alerts for your neighborhood, sign up for your local Birmingham Patch morning newsletter.) Thanks for your feedback! Now share it with your friends! Thanks for your feedback.
HOOVER, AL - The Spain Park Jaguars opened the season with a 31-19 win over Gadsden City, due in large part to the leadership and arm of senior quarterback Braxton Barker. Barker has high hopes for the Jags this season, but said he knows they have hurdles to climb. What barker says sets this team apart is that they are a close-knit unit, and have confidence heading into the remainder of the season.
BIRMINGHAM, AL - A Confederate monument located in Birmingham's Linn Park has now been obstructed from view, thanks to an order by Birmingham mayor William Bell last night. Bell's order was a way to skirt around a recent bill passed by the state legislature, and at the same time, made a statement regarding Confederate monuments and their place on public property. However, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall says he mayor is still violating state law.
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".