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. Alice Walker
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks at the UGA Chapel Wednesday as the university's inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding. See this week's paper for more.
2. Nick Chubb
Georgia's star tailback suffered a gruesome injury to his left knee on Georgia's first offensive play Saturday at Tennessee and is reportedly out for the season. Our thoughts are with Chubb and his family. (Also: Pay the players.)
3. Macon grand jury
Specifically, the grand jury that's looking into whether former Rep. Paul Broun and his successor, Rep. Jody Hice, misused taxpayer funds.
4. Will Eskridge
The Athens artist is as busy as ever, with two animal-centric series currently on display here in town. Read our profile in this week's Art Notes.
Flagpole's Gordon Lamb says the group's long-awaited new album "really busts the whole concept of Maserati wide open." Read this week's Threats & Promises for more.