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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of June 6

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.

Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file

Organizer Homer Wilson at the 2015 Hot Corner Celebration.

1. Hot Corner Celebration

The annual celebration of Athens’ African American culture returns this weekend. Check out this week’s Flagpole for more on how Hot Corner organizers are helping to address the issue of minority business ownership downtown.

2. Broderick Flanigan

The local artist teamed up with Hilsman Middle School students to paint a mural for the school’s 50th anniversary. Stay tuned for this week’s cover and photo spread.

3. New Madrid

Ahead of a show with Dungen at the 40 Watt, Athens’ favorite psych-rock upstarts talk about how their sound has evolved in this week’s paper.

4. Erin Lovett

Flagpole‘s Gordon Lamb raves about Four Eyes‘ latest album in this week’s Threats & Promises.

5. Taqueria El Agave

Food writer Hillary Brown says the new Mexican restaurant on Oconee Street is a step above its predecessors. See more in this week’s Grub Notes.


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