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.
1A. Eric Marty
1B. Kai Riedl
The duo's Slingshot festival this week, piggybacking off of South by Southwest, will feature dozens of bands, artists, comedians and techies. See Wednesday's Flagpole for extensive coverage.
3. Toby Graham
The director of UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Digital Library of Georgia has big plans for the shuttered Georgia Music Hall of Fame's collection.
4. Paul Broun
Love him or hate him, there's a pretty good chance the controversial Athens congressman is your next U.S. senator.
5. Regina Quick
Georgia River Network Executive Director April Ingle credits the Athens state representative with vastly improving Senate Bill 213, which in its original form could have led Georgia to send massive quantities of our groundwater down the Flint River to Florida.