James C. Fields has announced he is running for Governor as a Democrat in 2018. Fields made the announcement Tuesday night at Stone Bridge Farms in Cullman. Fields, 62, is a United Methodist Minister and works for the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. He won a special District 12 state senate election in 2008 and made history as the first African American from Cullman County elected to public office. He ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2014 and lost to Kay Ivey.
Thursday’s ruling is in regards to a case involving a former teacher at Decatur High School and a former aide at Falkville High School. Both educators are accused of having sex with 17-year-old students. In the order, the judge challenged Alabama’s law which says an educator cannot engage in a sex act with a student under age 19 when the state’s legal age of consent is 16.
The judge in a Federal trial about the split between the Jefferson County School System and Gardendale issued her opinion on the matter Monday. The opinion appears to be a partial victory for the city of Gardendale. According to Judge Madeline Haikala, two elementary schools - Gardendale Elementary and Snow Rogers Elementary - will transition from Jefferson County to Gardendale City beginning next school year.
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".