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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 17

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


2. Hard Working Americans

Many Americans are hard-working, of course, but we’re talking in particular about a new supergroup featuring Todd Snider and Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools.

3. Urban Outfitters

Good or bad, everyone is talking about the upscale-hipster retail chain and its downtown Athens location’s grand opening party Thursday, Aug. 27.

4. Bob and Claire Clements

These beloved Athens artists opened up their hobbit hole for a WUGA fundraiser last weekend.

5. General Beauregard’s

This Confederate-themed Athens bar is a little lighter on the Confederate symbols these days.