Welcome 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 below.
1. Athens Human Rights Festival
One of Athens' most iconic annual events returns this weekend with a full lineup of music, speakers, performers and more, including a May Day workers' rights march. See this week's paper for more info.
The Classic City legends are releasing a double-LP of a 1983 show at the Mad Hatter.
3. Hope Zimmerman
The family and consumer science teacher is at the forefront of Clarke Middle School's evolving sustainability culture. See this week's Locavore for more.
4. New Madrid
The local rockers are celebrating the release of a new album with a show at the Caledonia next week. Stay tuned for this week's Record Review.
5. Matthew Hicks
He's an Athens real estate investor who has devoted much of his life to helping area refugees. See this week's paper for the story.