The Golden Age of Mississippi license plates begins this year. In the last decade, we’ve seen Biloxi’s light house move over for B.B. King’s guitar. Now, it’s time for Lucille to retire.
Mississippi plates typically change about every 5 years, but B.B. King’s legendary guitar was so popular it stuck around a little longer.
Hinds County Tax Collector Eddie Fair chuckles, “Everybody loves Lucille, and they still love it. A lot of people don’t want to give it up, but it’s a great tag, this is just a new day.”
The new tag is the color of the morning sun.
Fair explains, “Put a little gold in it. A little brown, gold or whatever, or whatever you want to call it, making it look unique.”
That should make it easier to spot your fellow Mississipians out on the road.
Fair says, “You know with the white tag, you don’t know what tag it was from a distance. With this one you are definitely going to know it’s a Mississippi tag.”
Complete with the Mississippi State Seal and the the phrase In God We Trust” Get ready to see whole lot more of them.
Fair concludes,”Anyone that is either renewing for January or buying after January will be getting the new state seal tag.”
Redesigning the tag from time to time helps law enforcement catch people who don’t regularly renew their tags, and if you own a car in Mississippi, you know that can be a significant amount of money for the public coffers.
If you don’t like the look of the new tag, there are many specialty tags to choose from. You can support your favorite college, your sorority or a number of worthwhile causes, for a small annual fee, of course.