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License office will shut down

July 9, 2003

Moultrie - Budget cuts will make it tougher for some southwest Georgia drivers. Colquitt County resident, Michael Crowsby, says, "Further drive and longer lines." The Department of Motor Vehicle Safety office in Moultrie is expected to shut its doors.

Budget cuts in Georgia are cutting travel expenses for DMVS workers. Right now, Albany workers drive to Moultrie every Wednesday, but soon they will stop traveling.

DMVS officials have not confirmed the plans to shut down, but are waiting on approval from the governor's office to release a statement.

People in Colquitt County will have to go to Albany, Cordele, Tifton or Thomasville to get their license. Crowsby says, "I think it's going to be on the aggravating side to have to travel out of town because when you work it's hard to get off sometimes and if everybody shows up on Saturday then that could be a big crowd you're gonna have to fight."

You can also renew your license on the internet, by mail or by phone, but you have to be pre qualified to get an application. DMVS has to make sure they have a picture and correct information on file.

posted at 4:40PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

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