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Despite storms, Friday prayer vigil for Emanuel 9 still on

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A prayer vigil honoring the Emanuel 9 planned for Friday night will go on as scheduled, despite severe weather earlier in the afternoon.

The vigil, which will run from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Marion Square downtown is designed to promote unity and healing in the community.

Pastor Thomas A. Dixon, co-founder of The Coalition (People United to Take Back Our Community) confirmed Friday afternoon the vigil has not been canceled.

"Spread the word and bring an umbrella or raincoat just in case," he said in a statement. 

Susie Jackson, the Rev. Daniel Simmons, Ethel Lance, Myra Thompson, Cynthia Hurd, the Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, the Rev. Sharonda Singleton, Tywanza Sanders, and State Sen. and Rev. Clementa Pinckney were shot to death inside the Mother Emanuel AME Church on the night of June 17 after a Bible study.

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