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. Gordon Lamb
The Flagpole columnist and all-around swell feller flexes his music-scene muscles with the fourth installment of Athens Intensified, which hits town this week. See this week's paper for more.
2. Nuçi's Space
The local musicians' resource nonprofit turns 15 this year, and celebrates with an anniversary party this Friday.
3. April Greene
The co-founder of the Magnolia Fund, a local women's-health advocacy group (formerly known as the Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network), chats with Flagpole this week about the organization's mission.
4. Nick Chubb
The Tide rolled the Dawgs Saturday, but if there is a box-score bright spot to be found, it's this: The running back tied Herschel Walker's school record of 13 consecutive games with 100-plus rushing yards. So, yay?
5. Peter Buck
R.E.M.'s six-stringer is releasing a new solo album, and he's mighty pleased with it.