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Cissy Houston to Oprah: I was a wreck

Cissy Houston to Oprah: I was a wreck

(USA TODAY) -- Gospel singer Cissy Houston sits down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview, marking the one-year anniversary of daughter Whitney Houston's Feb. 11 death.

PHOTOS | Remembering Whitney Houston

Cissy, 79, has written a memoir, Remembering Whitney, and Oprah asks her about her memories, along with her thoughts on Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, drugs and rumors that Whitney was involved in a gay relationship with her assistant. More than once in the chat, airing at 10 p.m. Monday on OWN, it appears from clips, Cissy wipes away tears.

PHOTOS | Bobbi Kristina Brown

Hall of Fame baseball coach John DeVore passes away

Hall of Fame baseball coach John DeVore passes away

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Legendary Georgia baseball coach John DeVore passed away Jan. 12 from complications after a stroke.

DeVore was laid to rest Jan. 15. He was 69.

The baseball star attended West Georgia College, now the University of West Georgia, in Carrollton from 1962 to 1965. His many athletic accomplishments earned him entry into the West Georgia Hall of Fame.

DeVore played for the Mets after college, but was eventually released because of an injury. He then turned his attention to coaching and built an illustrous 30-year career in DeKalb County.

Shamrock High School, which has since been converted to a middle school, named its baseball stadium the John DeVore Field in the coach's honor.

DeVore also spent 20 years as an instructor at the Georgia Tech Pitcher/Catcher Camp.

He is survived by his wife, son, daughter and three sisters. Much of DeVore's family lives in Alpharetta.

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Republican Party nominated former Atlanta mayoral candidate and Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood to the Fulton County Elections Board.

She would replace William F. Riley, who resigned.

"With the resignation of our County Party stalwart and former judge, William Riley, from the Board of Elections and the ongoing investigation by the Secretary of State's office, we had to act quickly to find someone with the high caliber of intellect and ability to effect change," Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Roger Bonds said in a statement.

"Mary Norwood is just that kind of person," Bonds added. "Her background as a small business owner, community activist and former elected official gives her the political savvy and professionalism that makes her the ideal person to continue the clean-up work Riley started."

The vote on Norwood's nomination is Jan. 23.

Rep. Tom Price to address North Fulton Chamber

Rep. Tom Price to address North Fulton Chamber

ROSWELL, Ga. -- U.S. Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga.) will be the keynote speaker at the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's January Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast.

Price began his Washington career in 2004 as the representative of Georgia's 6th district, which includes eastern Cobb, northern Fulton and northern DeKalb counties.

He also served four terms with the Georgia State Senate, including two as Minority Whip.

Price is known throughout Congress for being the go-to Republican on health care policy, according to North Fulton Chamber president Brandon Beach. He is also a fierce opponent of government waste and always pushes for limited government and lower spending.

Before beginning his political career, Price worked as an orthopedic surgeon. He served as an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University and is the former medical director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Al Roker talks White House, new book and his rules!

Conn Jackson chats with Al Roker about his connection to Atlanta, how he has maintained his weight loss, his new memoir and much more! 

Zendaya Coleman to visit Von Maur

Zendaya Coleman to visit Von Maur

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A Disney Channel star will meet her fans at North Point Mall this weekend.

Zendaya Coleman will be at the Von Maur department store from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 8.

Shoppers will get the opportunity to meet the 16-year-old actress and receive autographed pictures.

Zendaya plays Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel show "Shake It Up."

Alpharetta cop wins Governor's Public Safety Award

Alpharetta cop wins Governor's Public Safety Award

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An officer with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety recently received a prestigious award from Governor Nathan Deal.

Terry Joyner was among a select group of people statewide to win the Governor's Public Safety Award. This honor is given to courageous Georgians who have done something heroic or dedicated their lives to giving to their communities.

Joyner, a former Roswell Police chief, received his award at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Alpharetta Department of Public Safety director Gary George accompanied him to the ceremony.

"I am so proud of Terry's lifetime of service and the recognition he received today," George said after the event. "He exemplifies the public safety profession and the type of employees we have in Alpharetta public safety."