July 27, 2015

Athens Power Rankings for the Week of July 27

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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Valerie Bell

1. Derek Wiggs

The seventh annual SlopFest takes over Little Kings Shuffle Club this weekend, with a bonus Sunday show at Hi-Lo. Check out this week's Flagpole for an interview with the fest's intrepid founder.

2. Valerie Bell

Read more about the new ACC library director, who's replacing the retired Kathy Ames, in the upcoming issue.

3. April Greene

The executive director of the Athens-based Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network is working to combat abortion stigma. Check out our profile in this week's Flagpole.

4. Dominar Films & Jeremiah Kaufman

The local winners of the Sprockets Music Video Festival's International Audience Choice (for Monsoon's "Ride A'Rolla") and Best Georgia Video (for "Intergalactic Zombie Hunter") awards tie for this week's fourth slot. (Check out the full list of Sprockets finalists and winners here.)

5. John Barrow

The Athens native and former U.S. congressman will teach at UGA beginning this fall. You'll never guess on what.