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"Who needs Times Square when you have Jackson Square?" That's the message Clarksburg will send residents this New Year's Eve.

The city will hold its inaugural New Year's Eve celebration downtown this year. Wednesday night, organizers and firefighters came to Jackson's Square to practice the ball drop.

Organizers said this could be the start of a New Year's tradition in Clarksburg and that they want to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

"We think the people of our community are going to love the idea of coming out to Jackson Square instead of sitting at home watching Times Square on television," said council member Gary Bowden.

"I'm hoping a lot of people come out. I think that would be great. We've got live entertainment. It should be good," said fire chief Rick Scott.

The city plans to ring in the new year with fireworks on Lowndes Hill and maybe even a rendition of "Clarksburg, Clarksburg."