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Nathan Deal

Rebel flag emblem to stay on redesigned version of specialty Georgia license plate

ATLANTA Georgia officials will soon roll out a redesigned license plate that still features the Confederate battle flag emblem, months after halting the sales of the state-sponsored specialty tag in the wake of the Charleston, S.C., church massacre.

The Department of Revenue and the Georgia chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said this week they reached an agreement on the redesign and that it could be available as early as next week.

A draft of the design wasn't immediately available, but the Confederate group's leaders said it would eliminate the larger image of the Rebel flag that forms the background of the plate while retaining a small, "blood...