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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 3

Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones

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. Scott Freeman

This week’s cover boy is Athens-Clarke County’s new top cop. He recently gave us his views on police using military equipment, race relations, tasers and other hot-button topics.

2. Broderick Flanigan

Found out just how much this artist and activist is doing to support the scene and the youth in Wednesday’s Art Notes.

3. Brown Dog

His sandwich-stealing exploits are further explored in Pub Notes.

4. Wanda

“[E]ven though they’ve only got one song available, it’s worth pointing you toward,” writes Gordon Lamb in the upcoming Threats & Promises. “They’ve been playing a lot of shows, and it just feels like this next year is gonna be theirs if they want it.”

5. Doug Collins

How about that? Republican who thinks a government regulation is A-OK.