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. Misty Alfonso
The local promoter has organized an American Cancer Society compilation and concert in memory of her best friend and featuring 20 Athens musicians. Check this week's issue for more.
2. Nancy Denson
The mayor flexed her agenda-setting muscles by delaying a vote on the anti-discrimination ordinance—again.
3. Lamar Dodd faculty
There's a closing reception for "Spectra," the UGA art school's exhibit of faculty works, this week. Check the upcoming Art Notes—and this week's Flagpole cover—for more.
4. Najja Demming
The Cedar Shoals High School student aims to set the record straight with a new Flagpole column that debuts this week.
5. Drive-By Truckers
The Truckers are an American Band. That record comes out Friday, and the group talks politics in this week's issue.