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      Vets get a new license, thanks to new law

      Veterans who wish to have their service noted on their driverâ??s license will have to provide proof of their service and discharge status, and pay $1 dollar.

      COLUMBIA (WACH / AP) â?? Honorably discharged veterans can soon have a driverâ??s license that identifies them as a hero.

      On Friday, Governor Nikki Haley and DMV Director Kevin Shwedo, a retired Army colonel, held a news conference announcing the availability of the new license.

      The announcement comes nearly 5 months after legislators passed a law, joining at least 8 other states, in allowing the DMV to include a "V" or the word "veteran" on driver's licenses,

      The original bill was sponsored by Sen. Jake Knotts of Lexington, citing his desire to recognize veterans for their service.

      Veterans who wish to have their service noted on their driverâ??s license will have to provide proof of their service and discharge status, and pay $1 dollar.

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