The last year was a crazy one, to say the least, but crazy often means that intriguing people came out of the woodwork. Here are some of the local people who we found the most interesting over the last year, for better or worse. Angie Thomas When Jackson author Angie Thomas published her first book, "The Hate U Give," on Feb. 28, 2017, the young-adult novel made an impact far beyond her hometown. The story follows the journey of a 16-year-old African American girl, Starr Carter, whose life is turned upside-down when she witnesses a police officer kill her best friend, Khalil. Thomas, who grew in Jackson's Georgetown neighborhood, was compelled to write the book after learning about police killing of Oscar Grant in California in 2009, along with the...
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The Most Intriguing of 2017