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.
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1. Kirby Smart
Georgia's brand new football coach lands the top spot this week, but expectations are high for the outgoing Alabama defensive coordinator.
2. Elite tha Showstoppa
One of Athens' most prominent and influential rappers discusses his role in a shifting musical climate in this week's issue. He celebrates his birthday with a benefit show at the 40 Watt Friday.
3. Serra Ferguson
The Indie South Fair honcho pulled off another impressive feat with last weekend's holiday market, which featured over 110 booths.
4. Mimi Maumus
The owner of home.made lands on the list this week, 'cause while other restaurants are shuttering their doors, her shop's expanding .
5. Kishi Bashi
The Athens-based indie-pop superstar has a new live album out where he is joined by a string quartet. Read all about the fancy new LP in this week's Threats & Promises.