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. UGA students
We had a good run, but summer's over, folks.
2. Nancy Denson
Athens' mayor cast the deciding vote last week in the commission's contentious battle over wetland buffers.
3. Chip & Eileen
You'll be seeing a lot of these two, on the cover of and throughout the Flagpole Guide to Athens—on stands now!—as well as the cover of this week's Flagpole.
4. Marie Uhler & Jake Ward
The two members of local rock band Eureka California chronicled their recent UK tour for us, and it was great.
5. Phelan LaVelle
The songwriting force behind Athens bands Shade and Crunchy is organizing a celebration of women in Athens indie rock, appropriately dubbed Chillith Fair. Get more info in the upcoming edition of Threats & Promises.