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"Thank a Lineman" License Plate Now Available for Georgia Motorists

You can show your support and appreciation for Jackson EMC linemen and other utility line crews through the purchase of Georgia’s first “Thank a Lineman” vehicle license plate.

Proceeds from the new specialty license plate will benefit the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, which provides assistance to burn patients and their families at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Each year you renew the specialty license plate, $10 of the Georgia Department of Revenue's $35 annual specialty tag fee for "Thank a Lineman" license plates will be contributed to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.

The new specialty license plate became available in October — one month after Tropical Storm Irma, which caused extensive damage to power lines in Georgia. Jackson EMC linemen and other utility line crews received widespread support from their communities as linemen worked to restore power after Irma.

Georgians interested in purchasing a "Thank a Lineman" license plate may visit www.sfbf.net/license-plate when renewing their annual motor vehicle registration.