While the flu has overflowed doctors' offices and left many East Tennessee adults taking sick days off work, schools in the area have also began to close due to illness in both students and instructors. Anderson County Schools made the decision to close for kids and teachers on Thursday and Friday, announcing the closing on Tuesday.
A mysterious explosion in North Knoxville left hundreds questioning on social media—what caused the boom? People said they heard and felt it in Powell, Halls and Mascot Tuesday night, but they found no real answers as to its cause. Neighbors suggested explanations from thunder to earthquakes, but one possibility stuck out more than the rest. A video surfaced of at least two men who appeared to be behind some type of small explosion.
The walls of Shirley Abbott's log cabin were built on the foundation of a 45-year-old relationship. But that foundation had a crack through it this holiday. "I was holding his hand when he died, so I told him, 'It's okay, just go on and rest in peace, we'll be okay,'" Abbott said. Her husband lost a hard fight against Alzheimer's disease just two days before their anniversary. "Christmas is over for me now," she said. Even a trip out to eat was tougher than it once was.
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".