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Mitchell Northam

Hyperlocal Digital Reporter

Mitchell Northam is the North Fulton reporter for the AJC's hyperlocal team. He is a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and graduated from Salisbury University in 2015. Mitchell then worked for the Delmarva Daily Times for two years, first as a breaking news reporter before covering high school, college and pro sports in the area. He has also written for USA Today, SB Nation, SBIsoccer.com and DMVelite.com. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Latest from Mitchell Northam

Cops: N. Fulton home invaded after Mark Wahlberg movie was shot there
 A few days after it was used as a set for a movie featuring Mark Wahlberg, a home in Sandy Springs was broken into by five men. The incident happened on Dec. 9 around 8:50 p.m. on the 7500 block of Spalding Lane, and more than a month later the suspects are still at large. Hunter Jacques, who lives at the home and was there when the thieves...

Posted: 3 days ago

A few days after it was used as a set for a movie featuring Mark Wahlberg, a home in Sandy Springs was broken into by five men. The incident happened on Dec. 9 around 8:50 p.m. on the 7500 block of Spalding Lane, and more than a month later the suspects are still at large. Hunter Jacques, who lives at the home and was there when the thieves...
What caused a recent tree fire during I-285/Ga. 400 roadwork? 
 Creed Crutchfield was driving home from work one day last month when he saw a fire near a busy highway in Sandy Springs. Like anyone else would in 2018, the Roswell-based real estate agent whipped his phone out and began recording the blaze along Ga. 400. GDOT officials say the fire started because of a tree cutting project connected...

Posted: 3 days ago

Creed Crutchfield was driving home from work one day last month when he saw a fire near a busy highway in Sandy Springs. Like anyone else would in 2018, the Roswell-based real estate agent whipped his phone out and began recording the blaze along Ga. 400. GDOT officials say the fire started because of a tree cutting project connected...
N. Fulton in the NBA: Kobi Simmons may have role with Memphis
 Kobi Simmons was sent back down to the G-League on Thursday after spending a month with the Memphis Grizzlies, but the rookie from Alpharetta may have a role with them going forward. Simmons, a 2016 graduate of St. Francis, played well over the span of 10 games with the team while starting point guard Mike Conley and other key players nursed...

Posted: 3 days ago

Kobi Simmons was sent back down to the G-League on Thursday after spending a month with the Memphis Grizzlies, but the rookie from Alpharetta may have a role with them going forward. Simmons, a 2016 graduate of St. Francis, played well over the span of 10 games with the team while starting point guard Mike Conley and other key players nursed...
Job fair for truck drivers in N. Fulton this weekend
 A refrigeration company based in Ohio is holding a two-day job fair in Alpharetta this weekend to hire drivers from the metro Atlanta area. The company, Classic Carriers, says that all new hires will receive a $3,000 sign-on bonus. The Holiday Inn Express at 12505 Innovation Way will host the job fair this weekend, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday...

Posted: 4 days ago

A refrigeration company based in Ohio is holding a two-day job fair in Alpharetta this weekend to hire drivers from the metro Atlanta area. The company, Classic Carriers, says that all new hires will receive a $3,000 sign-on bonus. The Holiday Inn Express at 12505 Innovation Way will host the job fair this weekend, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday...
New gym, Atlanta Iron, opens in North Fulton
 Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions, a new gym has opened in north Fulton County. Atlanta Iron opened Thursday at 7855 Roswell Road NE in Sandy Springs. Memberships start at $60 per month. The gym offers several classes, personal training and hours ranging from 6 a.m. to 9 :30 p.m. On its Facebook page, the gym calls itself...

Posted: 4 days ago

Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions, a new gym has opened in north Fulton County. Atlanta Iron opened Thursday at 7855 Roswell Road NE in Sandy Springs. Memberships start at $60 per month. The gym offers several classes, personal training and hours ranging from 6 a.m. to 9 :30 p.m. On its Facebook page, the gym calls itself...
N. Fulton city unable to accept payments during system maintenance
 If you have a bill due to the City of Roswell within the next five days, you may want to pay it quickly. Beginning Friday, the city will be unable to accept payments due to maintenance of the system it uses.  This includes payments made online, over the phone or in-person. READ | 529 jobs impacted as Comcast leaves Alpharetta facility...

Posted: 4 days ago

If you have a bill due to the City of Roswell within the next five days, you may want to pay it quickly. Beginning Friday, the city will be unable to accept payments due to maintenance of the system it uses.  This includes payments made online, over the phone or in-person. READ | 529 jobs impacted as Comcast leaves Alpharetta facility...
Police searching for suspect who broke into car at N. Fulton park
 Police in Johns Creek are searching for a man who broke into an SUV in broad daylight at Newtown Park and stole a black leather tote on Jan. 4. Police did not disclose how much money and what else was inside the tote. The incident was caught by surveillance footage. The suspect is described as a male wearing a black ski mask and a white hooded...

Posted: 4 days ago

Police in Johns Creek are searching for a man who broke into an SUV in broad daylight at Newtown Park and stole a black leather tote on Jan. 4. Police did not disclose how much money and what else was inside the tote. The incident was caught by surveillance footage. The suspect is described as a male wearing a black ski mask and a white hooded...
Police still searching for man who robbed Roswell mom at gunpoint
 More than four weeks after the crime, police in Roswell are still searching for the suspect who robbed a Roswell mother at gunpoint at her own home. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-9 male wearing a gray zip-up hoodie with white cotton gloves. The victim — who spoke with Channel 2 Action News on Dec. 28 — told...

Posted: 5 days ago

More than four weeks after the crime, police in Roswell are still searching for the suspect who robbed a Roswell mother at gunpoint at her own home. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-9 male wearing a gray zip-up hoodie with white cotton gloves. The victim — who spoke with Channel 2 Action News on Dec. 28 — told...
Cops: With knife and rifle, man robbed N. Fulton grocery store of $6K
 Police in Sandy Springs are searching for a suspect who robbed a local Spanish grocery store and restaurant. The suspect is being described by police as a 5-foot-9 man with a slim build, police said. He was wearing a striped-ski mask. According to a police report, the robbery happened just before midnight on Saturday at the Super Mercado...

Posted: 5 days ago

Police in Sandy Springs are searching for a suspect who robbed a local Spanish grocery store and restaurant. The suspect is being described by police as a 5-foot-9 man with a slim build, police said. He was wearing a striped-ski mask. According to a police report, the robbery happened just before midnight on Saturday at the Super Mercado...
Alpharetta councilman announces run for mayor
 Alpharetta will hold a special election later this year when mayor David Belle Isle leaves his seat to run for Secretary of State for Georgia. And at least one current city council member will look to succeed him. Jim Gilvin, the city’s Post 4 councilman, has announced he will run for mayor. Gilvin serves as the council’s...

Posted: 5 days ago

Alpharetta will hold a special election later this year when mayor David Belle Isle leaves his seat to run for Secretary of State for Georgia. And at least one current city council member will look to succeed him. Jim Gilvin, the city’s Post 4 councilman, has announced he will run for mayor. Gilvin serves as the council’s...
Chick-fil-A in North Fulton set to reopen after upgrades
 Eat more chicken, north Fulton County. An improved Chick-fil-A is on its way to Sandy Springs. According to the home of the original chicken sandwich’s website, the Chick-fil-A at 8433 Roswell Road is set to reopen on Thursday, Feb. 22. The location has been closed since August while it was undergoing renovations and upgrades....

Posted: 6 days ago

Eat more chicken, north Fulton County. An improved Chick-fil-A is on its way to Sandy Springs. According to the home of the original chicken sandwich’s website, the Chick-fil-A at 8433 Roswell Road is set to reopen on Thursday, Feb. 22. The location has been closed since August while it was undergoing renovations and upgrades....