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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Nov. 24

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. Matt Hudgins

The shit-hot country singer is starting a movement called One Less Beer, an effort to sway music fans into supporting local musicians by attending at least one concert per week. Read more in the upcoming issue of Flagpole.

2. Churches

Emmanuel Episcopal, the Salvation Army, Timothy Baptist, East Friendship Baptist and First United Methodist are among the religious organizations that are feeding the needy this Thanksgiving. And don’t forget the secular—Five Bar is giving away free meals, too.

3. Jamie Boswell

It pays to know the right people.

4. Jeff Montgomery

Athens-Clarke County’s PIO is the guy you’re gonna call when you want to know whether the Morton Theatre is haunted.

5. Philip Juras

Juras, a landscape painter, was the latest artist to open up his home to WUGA donors.