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. The Whigs
The Nashville-by-way-of-Athens band is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its debut Give ‘Em All a Big Fat Lip. This week’s cover story is an oral history of the record—along with drummer Julian Dorio’s account of the Paris terrorist attack.
2. Nancy Denson
Athens-Clarke County’s mayor has the power to hire the guy who has the power.
Now that they sold a song to Lexus, they can probably afford a Lexus. (Lexuses? Lexi?)
4. Vaughn Irons
Irons, an Atlanta consultant, oversaw a long-awaited workforce housing study that revealed that middle-class families often can't afford to live in Athens.
5. Taylor Brown
Legendary UGA English professor Hubert McAlexander compares Brown’s novel Fallen Land to Proust, Faulkner and Cather.