Dexter WeaverWelcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out after the jump.
Congressional candidate, trucking company owner and Alabama fan Mike Collins is a hard target.
Sure, the other street fighters in the bloodsport we call the 10th District Republican primary hope he's expendable, but Collins is on a quest and is willing to take maximum risk until death. His campaign won't be derailed. No retreat, no surrender. He's a lionhart. A universal soldier. The other candidates have nowhere to run. That's why Collins is sort of doing the splits between two moving trucks in this parody of a Jean Claude Van Damme Volvo commercial.
As they said they would, Athens-Clarke County commissioners rejected a 25-cent bus transfer fee at their voting meeting tonight.
Dave Hudgins, who lost in a runoff to Commissioner Jared Bailey in 2010, is taking another crack at it, he said on Facebook yesterday.
Now we have three, count 'em, three candidates running for Athens-Clarke County Commission in District 3. Rachel Watkins is joining Herb Gilmore and Melissa Link in the race to replace retiring Commissioner George Maxwell.
Watkins lives in Boulevard and works in marketing at Avid Bookshop and the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau. She sent out this mass email yesterday:
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