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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 12

You picked a great time to repave Broad Street, GDOT.

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.

1. GDOT (Last Week: N/A)

You want to know what true power is? Power is the ability to shut down the Loop and the busiest road through town just when school is starting and the traffic is AWFUL.

2. The Athens-Clarke County Commission (Last Week: N/A)

Taking care of business, for once.

3. Spencer Frye (Last Week: N/A)

Habitat for Humanity’s executive director is opening a huge new ReStore on Atlanta Highway next week.

4. Normaltown (Last Week: 3)

Rocket Salon is the latest business to make the move to this booming neighborhood.

5. Hugh Acheson (Last Week: 4)

The Athens chef who’s too busy to trim his eyebrows announced Friday that his new Savannah venture will be called the Florence.

Dropped from the rankings: 40 Watt Club, Jere Morehead, James Ponsoldt