The signs, two panels of a rotating digital billboard that loom over one of Gwinnett County’s most traveled intersections, cut straight to the chase. “Firefighters have families,” one says in all caps. “Over $15 million tax dollars spent on mandatory overtime in 34 months.”“Stop Mandatory Overtime in the Fire Dept!” the other declares.
Gwinnett County will pay to build a new $5.8 million facility that it hopes will keep the Georgia State Patrol in town for the next half-century. The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution and intergovernmental agreement that will allow it to build the new home of GSP Post 51 on the site of an abandoned rest stop near the I-85/I-985 split in Suwanee.
Troy Brumbalow is 46, an accomplished middle-aged man with a wife and kids, several businesses and a dream of breathing new life into his hometown. And he wasn’t even born when H. Ford Gravitt — the man he just beat to become the next mayor of that hometown, Cumming — first took office. “When you’re running against a candidate that’s been in office for 51 years, it’s a pretty Herculean task,” Brumbalow said this week, fresh off a pretty decisive election victory.
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".