The Georgia Department of Revenue and the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans struck an agreement on the redesign that could be available as early as next week, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Thursday.
The redesigned license plate eliminates the faded Confederate emblem in the background. It retains a small "blood red" version of the emblem in the foreground, the paper said.
Gov. Nathan Deal ordered a redesign of the license plate in June after the shooting of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church by a suspect that police have identified as a white supremacist.
He stopped short of calling for the Sons of Confederate Veterans tags to be phased out entirely as has been ordered in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.
"We did agree to remove the faded backgrounds as most of the Camps indicated that they would be willing to do as long as the SCV logo was in its place of prominence on the tag," Tim Pilgrim, a Sons of Confederate Veterans leader, said, according to the paper.
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One of my favorite singers is Bob Dylan. I know, a little odd for a Southerner. When I was a kid I do not remember ever riding in the car with my Dad when Dylan was not on the stereo. When he died, he had every LP, 8-track, reel-to-reel, cassette, and CD ever released by Dylan.
Anyway, I was reading Southern Heritage News & Views the other day and they featured a link to Bob Dylan's rendering of Dixie. I'm sharing it because its good to know I'm not the only Southerner who likes to listen to Dylan.
In the early 80's, Dylan accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. He released 3 gospel albums, mainly of self-written songs. If you are interested eMail me.
And as Dylan has aged he has become more conservative. Back in 2003 or 2004 he released a 9 minute eulogy song on the death of Stonewall Jackson. I may share that in a coming week. Enjoy the Dixie video below:
The two businesses that have been most vocal about their opposition to the name change - Burger House LLC and H.F. Scruggs Inc. - didn't have representatives at Thursday's Planning Commission meeting, where the request was approved in a 10-0 vote.
The matter will now go to the city board for final approval. Several board members already have indicated their support.
By the Associated Press | September 25, 2015 | 1:07 AM EDT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Marine archeologists say they've recovered another cannon from a Confederate warship that's been at the bottom of the Savannah River since the American Civil War.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the 9,000-pound Dahlgren rifled cannon - the second of its type recovered from the CSS Georgia in recent months - was raised from the water last week.
Military officials say archaeologists are raising other relics from the ironclad as well, such as leather shoes, wrenches, ceramic bottles and an anvil.
The CSS Georgia is being recovered as part of a $703 million deepening of the Savannah harbor.
Confederate soldiers, fearing the Union Army might seize the boat and use it against them, intentionally sank the CSS Georgia as Union troops approached Savannah in December 1864.
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