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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Apr. 7

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.

The cast of “Party Down South”

1. Boybutante

The annual drag show/local AIDS foundation (and, *spoiler alert*, this week’s Flagpole cover subject) celebrates 25 years of help and hijinks with a week of events culminating in Back to the Future-themed ball Saturday at the 40 Watt. 

2. “Party Down South”

They came. They drank. They peed in the streets.

3. Mike Mills

R.E.M.’s bassist broke the news that late-night kingpin Dave Letterman will retire next year. Because of course he did.

4. Jill Helme

Last Monday we gave you the scoop on AthFest Educates’ new executive director, who will take over the nonprofit Apr. 14. One might even say she is going to take the Helme. SORRY. (Not sorry.)

5. Rachel Watkins

In a highly unusual move, the District 3 commission candidate locked down a public endorsement from a sitting commissioner, Kelly Girtz. Was it something Watkins’ opponent Melissa Link said?


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