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.
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1. Hot Corner Festival
The 15th annual celebration of Athens' African American culture and history featured a great lineup of local hip hop performers and much more. Check out our photo gallery here.
2. Phickles Pickles
The local pickle company is busier than ever. Check out a review of their new storefront in this week's Grub Notes.
3. Packway Handle Band
The bluegrass group is going on tour with Kid Rock and Foreigner this summer. Do not adjust your iPhone. This is not a drill.
4. Camp Amped
Nuci's Space's youth music camp is in full swing, and the finale show—featuring all Athens music!—happens this Saturday, June 20. Check this week's paper for more.
5. St. Mary’s Health Care System
St. Mary's is snapping up rural hospitals left and right. What does it mean for the future of health care in northeast Georgia? Check this week's Flagpole for the story.