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New Georgia license plate unveiled

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.

ATLANTA, Ga. — Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the winner of Georgia’s license plate contest.

Linda Sosebee of Forsyth created the winning design, which features peaches in the foreground against a backdrop of green hills.

Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie says more than 500,000 ballots were cast.

The contest ran up against a bit of controversy earlier this summer after confusion arose over whether the motto “In God We Trust” would be on the new car tag.

The public was invited to re-vote on the top eight designs, which were narrowed from 500 entries submitted from across the state. State officials chose the winner from the top three vote-getters.

Georgia drivers can get the new plates next year. People have the option of adding the religious motto to the tag for an additional dollar.

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Gabrielblows 3 years, 1 month ago

In case some of you are wonderin' about this phrase, "In God We Trust" check this out. "In God We Trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956. It is also the motto of the U.S. state of Florida. The phrase has appeared on U.S. coins since 1864 and on paper currency since 1957.

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TrixibelleBento 3 years, 1 month ago

Good. I was hoping for this one. It's a little quaint, but it has color to it, something that the current plates don't have a lot of. I like the font too.

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