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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 29

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: David Barnes/UGA Athletics

Kirby Smart

1. Kirby Smart

Georgia’s new head football coach makes his debut Saturday against North Carolina. Check out this week’s Flagpole to read more about UGA’s upcoming season.

2. U­-Lead Athens

The local organization provides undocumented students with support and resources. Check this week’s issue for a photo essay about one recent graduate.

3. Ruby the Rabbitfoot

The formerly local singer-songwriter has retooled her sound and plays the 40 Watt this week alongside of Montreal. Read this week’s feature here.

4. Lamar Dodd faculty

The UGA art school’s instructors showcase their stuff in a new exhibit opening this week.

5. Bella Noche

Food critic Hillary Brown says the new restaurant’s Latin-Italian fusion is surprisingly successful. Stay tuned for this week’s Grub Notes.


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