State toughens drivers license renewals

Starting in July, Georgia residents who need to renew, reinstate, or apply for a Georgia driver's license or state ID card will have to do it in person.

The governor's office says the Secure ID program ensures the integrity of driver's licenses and identification cards.

Beginning July 1, customers will need to go to a Department of Driver Services customer service center and present their original identification documents.

You'll have to prove your identity, Social Security number, and residential address. Cade Fowler will have a full report on this new law in our 7:0 news on ABC.

Coming  up at 6:00, Jennifer Emert recaps what she learned at the DCSS finance committee meeting this morning. The school leaders must find a way to cut $9 million out of the budget.

And a new report says that teen drivers increase their risk of a serious accident when they haul other kids around. Ashton Pellom has details at 5:00.

There's been an oyster recall. These are from Louisiana, and Stephanie Springer has details for us today.

Jay Polk is checking on a report of an owl that fell out of his tree, and landed in a dog pen. The homeowner is trying to get some authority to come take the bird, which survived, but appears stunned.

Be watching WALB at 5:00 today!