With wind-chill temperatures expected to drop near zero Tuesday night in north Alabama, Huntsville Utilities is asking customers to restrict their power usage to help avoid power outages. The utility is asking customers to keep electric usage "at an absolute minimum." TVA, which provides electricity to Huntsville Utilities, will initiate a "voluntary curtailment of energy usage" across its footprint that covers parts of seven southeast states.
Downtown Huntsville Inc. held its annual awards breakfast on Friday in the atrium of Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center. A full house recognized and honored projects and events over the past year in downtown. Chad Emerson, president and CEO of Downtown Huntsville Inc., addressed the audience about the importance of having a vibrant downtown but also making sure that vibrancy expands to all corners of the city.
Wednesday's euphoria for Huntsville over landing the $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant began with failure. It began almost a decade ago when city officials were pursuing the Volkswagen plant that eventually took its $1 billion plant with 2,000 jobs to Chattanooga. "When Volkswagen came, we weren't ready," Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said Wednesday night. Press reports in the summer of 2008 had Huntsville as the favorite to land the Volkswagen plant.
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".