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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 4

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. UGA students

Move-in day at the dorms isn’t until next Tuesday, but the U-Hauls are already trickling into town.


2. Jody Hice

Ladies and gentlemen, your next congressman. Be proud.

3. Andy Herod

The Athens-Clarke County commissioner has been put in charge of sprucing up the Eastside.

4. Josh Murray

Although former teammate Michael Bennett isn’t a fan, “The Bachelorette” nonetheless captured the hearts of Athenians, just like Murray captured the heart of Andi Dorfman.

5. Peter Dale

People are stoked about the Dale brothers’ Five Points chocolate shop.