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Local businesses canceled ball drop


Downtown Augusta brought in the New Year differently this year. Local business owners told FOX54 many were upset after the annual ball drop was canceled.

1102 Restaurant Bar & Grill manager Eric Williamson was disappointed this New Year's was less eventful. The past 6 years, local business owners and friends  have built a News Year's ball to be dropped at midnight.

"We wanted to have the ball drop but it really wasn't our decision not to have it," said Williamson. "It has to be a culmination of all the bars around here coming together to close the street off so if one is not participating then no one can really participate." 

Planning efforts which take months. For no specific reason, the collaboration just didn't happen in 2012.

Williamson said it was an event people certainly missed this year.

"Hopefully it's on the list for next year," said Williamson.


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