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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of July 18

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. Pokemon Go

It’s everywhere.

2. Slopfest

The annual punk and metal festival returns this weekend! Get the sloppy scoop in Wednesday’s Flagpole.

3. Mike Turner

In the next Threats & Promises, Gordon Lamb wishes a happy happy birthday to Turner’s record label Happy Happy Birthday To Me.

4. Scott Freeman

In the wake of the recent spate of police violence against African Americans (and vice versa), Athens-Clarke County’s police chief is working to ease fears that it could happen here.


The Athens Latino Center for Education and Services is struggling to raise funds. Read this week’s Flagpole to find out how you can help.