As of Sunday, May 6, 2012
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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.
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.