Biloxi Lighthouse disappearing from license plates - - Jackson, MS

Biloxi Lighthouse disappearing from license plates

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Biloxi Lighthouse soon will be a beacon of a different sort. The image will be helping law enforcement officers in South Mississippi to identify drivers who haven't renewed their license plates.

Every five years, the state introduces new plates. The distinctive lighthouse tag with a purple background, unveiled in 2007, honored the resilience of South Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

Joe Tucker, Jackson County tax collector, tells The Sun Herald as of Oct. 1, it will be an illegal tag.

B.B. King's guitar Lucille is featured on the new blues plate. It was introduced Oct. 1 to salute Mississippi's musical heritage. By Sept. 30, Tucker says everybody should have one.

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