Lexington County firefighters are improving their skills at a new $2.4 million training center. A crew of firefighters extinguished a blaze set Thursday to illustrate how they will use the pair of facilities in a county office complex a mile west of the town of Lexington. Both facilities are open for use by law enforcement officers and ambulance crews as well. Commonly, first responders train in separate facilities. But the new center is for joint usage.
An enrollment freeze for newcomers could be in place soon for an elementary school in a fast-growing area on the north side of Lake Murray. Lexington-Richland 5 officials are considering the unusual step to stop further overcrowding at Lake Murray Elementary in the Ballentine area. “It’s not what we want, but what’s needed at this time,” Superintendent Stephen Hefner said.
The number of candidates seeking to succeed Rick Quinn as a Lexington County lawmaker increased to five Thursday as attorney Joel Deason, a former legislative staff member, said he’ll run. Quinn resigned the House District 69 seat he held for seven years before pleading guilty to misconduct in office Wednesday. The heavily Republican district stretches across West Columbia, Oak Grove, Lexington, the southeast shore of Lake Murray and the St. Andrews area.
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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".