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

Got drugs? Bring them to police in Milton on May 2
 If you have any unwanted or expired drugs, police in Milton will take them off your hands for free. On May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Milton Police Department will participate in the countrywide effort by the DEA called “Drug Take Back Day.” Officers will be set up outside Target at 13055 Highway 9, collecting several types...

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If you have any unwanted or expired drugs, police in Milton will take them off your hands for free. On May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Milton Police Department will participate in the countrywide effort by the DEA called “Drug Take Back Day.” Officers will be set up outside Target at 13055 Highway 9, collecting several types...
Traffic alert: Paving begins on two roundabouts in North Fulton
 The city of Milton said Monday that crews will begin paving work on two roundabouts in the Crabapple area this week. Work is set to start Tuesday evening and is expected to be complete by Friday morning. Crews from GDOT will work overnight, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., and drivers could expect delays on Heritage Walk at the two roundabouts, located...

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The city of Milton said Monday that crews will begin paving work on two roundabouts in the Crabapple area this week. Work is set to start Tuesday evening and is expected to be complete by Friday morning. Crews from GDOT will work overnight, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., and drivers could expect delays on Heritage Walk at the two roundabouts, located...
Cops: N. Fulton home robbed during filming of BET’s Bobby Brown film
 A Sandy Springs woman called police on April 4 reporting a theft. The woman was away from her Northland Drive home from April 1 to 3, and during that time allowed a crew from BET’s “The Bobby Brown Story” to film there, police said. When she returned home the woman said that cash and jewelry were missing from a safe, however...

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A Sandy Springs woman called police on April 4 reporting a theft. The woman was away from her Northland Drive home from April 1 to 3, and during that time allowed a crew from BET’s “The Bobby Brown Story” to film there, police said. When she returned home the woman said that cash and jewelry were missing from a safe, however...
Ga. Southern to UNC-Wilmington: N. Fulton basketball player transfers
 UPDATE (April 20, 2018): Shawn O’Connell will play his final season of college basketball in the Tar Heel State, at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. The 6-foot-8 Milton High School graduate averaged 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per-game over three seasons at Georgia Southern. At UNC-Wilmington, he’ll be teaming...

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UPDATE (April 20, 2018): Shawn O’Connell will play his final season of college basketball in the Tar Heel State, at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. The 6-foot-8 Milton High School graduate averaged 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per-game over three seasons at Georgia Southern. At UNC-Wilmington, he’ll be teaming...
Southside Steve, Johns Creek police bury the hatchet
 The low temperature in Johns Creek on Friday was 44 degrees, which left an underdressed Atlanta radio host very cold. In attempt to end his beef with the Johns Creek Police Department, “Southside” Steve Rickman of Rock 100.5’s Bailey and Southside show, stood at the corner of Medlock Bridge Road and State Bridge Road...

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The low temperature in Johns Creek on Friday was 44 degrees, which left an underdressed Atlanta radio host very cold. In attempt to end his beef with the Johns Creek Police Department, “Southside” Steve Rickman of Rock 100.5’s Bailey and Southside show, stood at the corner of Medlock Bridge Road and State Bridge Road...
N. Fulton police: Man using North Carolina IDs to withdraw money
 Police in Roswell are searching for a man wanted for fraud. The man attempted to withdraw $2,500 from a SunTrust bank in Roswell using a fake ID on April 5, police said. Earlier that day, he was able to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money from a SunTrust bank in Stone Mountain using someone else’s ID from Greensboro, North Carolina...

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Police in Roswell are searching for a man wanted for fraud. The man attempted to withdraw $2,500 from a SunTrust bank in Roswell using a fake ID on April 5, police said. Earlier that day, he was able to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money from a SunTrust bank in Stone Mountain using someone else’s ID from Greensboro, North Carolina...
Safety first: Get your child’s car seat inspected in N. Fulton
 Some new parents out there may not know how to properly install a child’s car seat. Everyone’s a rookie at this at least once, right? But the Roswell Fire Department is hosting a free event that will give new parents a peace of mind. On Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at Fire Station 4, child passenger safety technicians...

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Some new parents out there may not know how to properly install a child’s car seat. Everyone’s a rookie at this at least once, right? But the Roswell Fire Department is hosting a free event that will give new parents a peace of mind. On Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at Fire Station 4, child passenger safety technicians...
Forsyth sheriff will crack down on Ga. 400 ‘super speeders’
 In an epic rant via Facebook, Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman said his department is going to crack down on “super speeders” on Ga. 400. “Please folks, slow your behinds down,” he wrote on Sunday afternoon. “... We are increasing our presence on (Ga. 400) and other roadways until drivers regain their...

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In an epic rant via Facebook, Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman said his department is going to crack down on “super speeders” on Ga. 400. “Please folks, slow your behinds down,” he wrote on Sunday afternoon. “... We are increasing our presence on (Ga. 400) and other roadways until drivers regain their...
North Fulton city considers ban on unattended tethering of dogs
 It soon may be illegal to leave your unattended dog chained or tethered to a tree or other object — even in your own yard — in one city in north Fulton County. Leaders in Roswell are considering an amendment to the city’s animal cruelty ordinance that would ban the unattended tethering of dogs. A first reading of the...

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It soon may be illegal to leave your unattended dog chained or tethered to a tree or other object — even in your own yard — in one city in north Fulton County. Leaders in Roswell are considering an amendment to the city’s animal cruelty ordinance that would ban the unattended tethering of dogs. A first reading of the...
Police: Hidden camera filmed Starbucks customers in bathroom
 Police in an Atlanta suburb are investigating after a woman discovered a hidden camera in a bathroom stall at a Starbucks in North Fulton County . >> Read more trending news  Officers with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety confiscated the camera and detectives are now looking into the case. According to...

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Police in an Atlanta suburb are investigating after a woman discovered a hidden camera in a bathroom stall at a Starbucks in North Fulton County . >> Read more trending news  Officers with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety confiscated the camera and detectives are now looking into the case. According to...
N. Fulton cops: Hidden camera filmed Starbucks customers in bathroom
 While using the bathroom at a Starbucks in north Fulton County, a woman discovered a camera taped in the stall, according to a police report. Officers with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety have confiscated the camera and detectives are investigating the incident. According to the police report, the camera had about 25 videos stored...

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While using the bathroom at a Starbucks in north Fulton County, a woman discovered a camera taped in the stall, according to a police report. Officers with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety have confiscated the camera and detectives are investigating the incident. According to the police report, the camera had about 25 videos stored...