New Year's Eve traditions take local twists with unique ball drops
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The Peach Drop
At 8 feet tall and 8 feet wide, the peach will drop in downtown Atlanta this year for the 25th time.
Ever wonder why we drop the ball -- or other objects -- to welcome the New Year? Read about the history behind this wholly American tradition
Georgia farmers produce 130 million pounds of the official state fruit, of which more than 40 different varieties are grown.