Atlanta people and places

Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson and a pool table in Alabama

6:58 am Mar. 20, 2018

Talladega County, Ala. – Ronald Reagan and Michael Jackson walk into a bar … A pub, actually.

Old Tom’s Pub, in the newly opened Inn at Pursell Farms, boasts a most unique vintage pool table. Photos on the wall show some of the celebs who racked ’em up on the famous felt over the years: President Ronald Reagan (during his movie-star days), members of the Jackson 5, Dolly Parton,

Two days after Trump’s election, Marriott touts Canada getaways

5:50 pm Nov. 10, 2016

The site detailing information on immigrating to Canada crashed Tuesday night as election results were trickling in. Two days later, Marriott is reaching out to those who just want to visit.

A promo sent to Marriott Rewards members on Thursday touted fun excursions like a “Shopping Spree in Calgary” or  “Sunday Night Special in Edmonton.”

To be clear: there’s no indication whatever that Marriott pegged its promo to Tuesday’s election, and Marriott

Travel Channel retraces Sherman’s March to the Sea

9:59 am Jun. 8, 2015

Brian Unger, host of the  Travel Channel’s new series “Time Traveling with Brian Unger,” takes a look at Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea in the episode scheduled to air at 10 p.m.