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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Jan. 4


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David Lowery.

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. David Lowery

The Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven frontman took his Spotify beef to another level, suing the music-streaming service for $150 million last week.

2. Wes Rogers

Landmark Properties’ CEO has it within his power to grant an extension for Laura Carter to move Patterson Hood’s old house to Orange Twin. Will he grant it?

3. Grand Vapids

Why? You’ll have to read Wednesday’s issue to find out.

4. Terry Godwin

This Georgia receiver/quarterback was the star of the Bowl, catching a touchdown and throwing another one in a little bit of Wildcat trickeration as the Bulldogs beat Penn State.

5. Bill Cowsert

The Athens state senator is also the Senate majority leader, making him one of the most powerful people in state government. Check out our preview of the upcoming General Assembly session on Wednesday.