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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2. Melaney Smith
The founder of the Athens-based Books for Keeps is looking to expand the nonprofit's reach. See more in this week's paper.
3. Athens Downtown Development Authority
The ADDA stepped in to save Fourth of July fireworks—except they'll be on the first, not the Fourth. More in this week's issue, plus previews of other holiday-week happenings.
4. Athens Transit and UGA Transit
The two local transit systems were awarded a combined $16 million in state funding to replace aging diesel buses with electric and hybrid models.
Flagpole reviewer Lee Adcock praises the band's debut EP, calling it "the sort of non-conforming, freeform cartwheeling that fans of underground bands like Rodan and Trumans Water will recognize and relish." See more in this week's Flagpole.