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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of June 29

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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Moriah Martin and Jordyn Dolente

1. Moriah Martin & Jordyn Dolente

A huge congratulations to the first same-sex couple to get married in Athens on their nuptials—and to their thousands of well-wishers for almost breaking Flagpole‘s website.

2. AthFest

At nearly 20 years old, the local summer festival is going strong, as evidenced by this year’s robust edition. Check out photos over on Homedrone.

3. Circulatory System

The long-running local psych-pop outfit was the big winner at last Thursday’s Flagpole Athens Music Awards show, taking home three trophies, including Artist of the Year. See the full list of winners here.

4. Life the Griot

In the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, the Athens-based community activist has organized an event at Hendershot’s next Tuesday for folks to discuss race and identity in an open forum. See this week’s Flagpole for more.

5. DJ Osmose

The Athens transplant is galvanizing the local DJ scene with two summer series. See this week’s paper for more.