Palmetto State Extra: Small Business Report

June 24, 2022

**The City of Darlington Beautification Board To Present The Pride of Darlington Business Award To Lindbergh’s Southern Cooking On Friday, June 24 **

Lindbergh’s Southern Cooking will have BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays at 1215 S. Main St.

The Beautification Board is comprised of individuals that work to beautify our city. In collaboration with civic groups and businesses, projects such as the Planters on the Square and offering downtown benches to memoralize a loved one are ways the group adds to our curb appeal.

The City of Darlington Beautification Board presents the Pride of Darlington Award and solicits nominations from the public each quarter. Nominations for residential property must be made by April 1 and October 1 of each year, and by January 10 and June 1 of each year for businesses.

**Return Of The “Gas Out” Movement**

From boycotts to tax holidays, Americans are trying to get relief from high gas prices by any means necessary.

This week, after the White House met with top oil company executives, President Biden officially asked Congress to pass a 3-month holiday on the federal gasoline tax — which could trim as much as 18 cents per gallon off the price you’ll pay at the pump.

This is not the first attempt by the Biden administration to lower oil and gas prices. Previously, he has tried:

• Calling out executives publicly, claiming that they (the fossil fuel industry) are making excessive profits as people continue to suffer from inflation.

• Asking oil execs (again, publicly, not directly) to “refine more oil”.

• Pleading with Saudi Arabia to increase oil production — a plea that was publicly rejected.

• Releasing oil from the U.S. strategic reserve.

• Loosened the rules on ethanol blending.