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New Ga. license plates available today

In this 2011 file photo, Gov. Nathan Deal, left, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle announce the winner of Georgia’s license plate contest Atlanta. Linda Sosebee of Forsyth created the winning design, which features peaches in the foreground against a backdrop of green hills.

In this 2011 file photo, Gov. Nathan Deal, left, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle announce the winner of Georgia’s license plate contest Atlanta. Linda Sosebee of Forsyth created the winning design, which features peaches in the foreground against a backdrop of green hills.

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Georgia license plate

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's new license plates will be available statewide starting today.

The Georgia Department of Revenue says license plates issued prior to December 1, 2003, will be replaced either when owners renew their vehicle registration or when they register a vehicle for the first time. License plates issued after December 1, 2003 will be replaced.

The new car tag, designed by Linda Sosebee of Forsyth, was chosen from among 500 entries in a contest last year and features peaches in the foreground against a backdrop of green hills.

The contest drew controversy last year after confusion arose over whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the new car tag. People will have the option of adding the religious motto to the tag for free starting July 1.

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danielsobczak 2 years, 6 months ago

Any idea if the state will still offer the numerous specialty plates and what they will look like if they do?

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JohnGalt 2 years, 6 months ago

They will look like $35 annually just for the privilege to sport one of those on your vehicle whereas it was originally a one time fee of $35. Just another nice way our government institution milks the taxpayers out of more money. And if you want "In God We Trust", that will cost you a Dollar up until July 1, when there will no longer be a charge charge due to public outrage. As the above picture implies, all of us will be from "Label" county wherever that is! LOL!

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notamom 2 years, 6 months ago

I wish the new tags would go retro. Two colors, no graphics. Less is more for some of us old schoolers.

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FordGalaxy 2 years, 6 months ago

If we're going "old-school" then yeah, let's go all the way. Single color plate, black or white lettering depending on the plate color. If you're trying to impress people with your license plate, you may have your priorities out of whack.

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OrganicGrl 2 years, 6 months ago

I guess I will keep my University of Alabama alma mater tag, because these tags are too busy and ugly. Whatever happened to simplicity.

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kevin 2 years, 6 months ago

No comment other than "if it isn't broke, don't fix it?" Why do we need new plates- only to raise tax money.

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kayak 2 years, 6 months ago

to keep those state prisoners busy with their paint brushes.....

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Lewis 2 years, 6 months ago

After getting nowhere calling the state about the new plate, I did find out from the local tag office that the example is not correct. The new tags will still have only seven characters, not eight as shown.

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NewsReader 2 years, 6 months ago

Details details Lewis...they can't count anyway!

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Mack711 2 years, 6 months ago

The question is why change from the ones we already have? This will cost the state and the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of dollars, and for what, a little art work. Would like to have the ' In God we Trust' label and would pay for it..

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dan 2 years, 6 months ago

Can we get in god we don't trust? oh yeah...the new tag looks hideous.

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