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

Here are the hours for North Point Mall on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
 After you stuff yourself with turkey and stuffing and pie and more, walk it off by heading to the mall. Or catch a nap to the sounds of the Thursday night NFL game, and then head to the mall. Whatever you decide, know that North Point Mall in Alpharetta is open for business on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, with sales galore.  READ: ...

Posted: 4 days ago

After you stuff yourself with turkey and stuffing and pie and more, walk it off by heading to the mall. Or catch a nap to the sounds of the Thursday night NFL game, and then head to the mall. Whatever you decide, know that North Point Mall in Alpharetta is open for business on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, with sales galore.  READ: ...
5 times Atlanta athletes have been mentioned in rap songs
 There are some folks out there who say that Atlanta is a “bad sports town,” but there’s a whole lot of rappers who would disagree with that. Hip-hop artists have been putting the names of star athletes in their rhymes since the 80’s. You’ve heard “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow, right? Rappers...

Posted: 25 days ago

There are some folks out there who say that Atlanta is a “bad sports town,” but there’s a whole lot of rappers who would disagree with that. Hip-hop artists have been putting the names of star athletes in their rhymes since the 80’s. You’ve heard “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow, right? Rappers...
Roswell tow truck bandit has stolen, stripped several cars, police say
 A crime trend involving vehicles being towed and torn apart has developed in Roswell this year.  The most recent in the string of incidents occurred on Sept. 22. According to a police report, a man from Ocala, Florida was staying overnight in the Holiday Inn on Mansell Road. At 5:58 a.m., surveillance cameras from the Waffle...

Posted: 25 days ago

A crime trend involving vehicles being towed and torn apart has developed in Roswell this year.  The most recent in the string of incidents occurred on Sept. 22. According to a police report, a man from Ocala, Florida was staying overnight in the Holiday Inn on Mansell Road. At 5:58 a.m., surveillance cameras from the Waffle...
Roswell High School marching band set to play in London in 2020
 Roswell High School’s marching band is used to playing under the Friday night lights at football games, but football means something else where they’re going in 2020. In England, soccer is football. Football is American football.  The confusion is worth it, and the marching Hornet Swarm won’t be playing at a sporting...

Posted: 25 days ago

Roswell High School’s marching band is used to playing under the Friday night lights at football games, but football means something else where they’re going in 2020. In England, soccer is football. Football is American football.  The confusion is worth it, and the marching Hornet Swarm won’t be playing at a sporting...
Free bluegrass music fest coming to Sandy Springs this weekend
 If you’re a fan of bluegrass, roots, Americana or folk music, there’s a free event for you this weekend in Sandy Springs. On Saturday, the city will host the Harvest Music Fest on the City Green at 1 Galambos Way. Music and fun runs from 3 to 10 p.m. Did we mention its free? “We want to create different experiences at City...

Posted: 26 days ago

If you’re a fan of bluegrass, roots, Americana or folk music, there’s a free event for you this weekend in Sandy Springs. On Saturday, the city will host the Harvest Music Fest on the City Green at 1 Galambos Way. Music and fun runs from 3 to 10 p.m. Did we mention its free? “We want to create different experiences at City...
Roswell to begin new citywide trash collection program in November
 Some changes are coming to how trash is taken out in Roswell. The city announced Tuesday that it is implementing a “citywide semi-automatic curbside garbage collection” program, which will begin in November. The description of the program is a mouthful, but what this means is that every household that is a sanitation customer...

Posted: 26 days ago

Some changes are coming to how trash is taken out in Roswell. The city announced Tuesday that it is implementing a “citywide semi-automatic curbside garbage collection” program, which will begin in November. The description of the program is a mouthful, but what this means is that every household that is a sanitation customer...
Dump unwanted, expired drugs in North Fulton on Saturday
 If you have medicine cabinets overflowing with unused, unwanted or expired drugs, the cops in north Fulton County would like to speak with you. You’re not in any trouble, but friendly police officers would like to take those pills and other drugs off your hands. The police departments in Johns Creek, Roswell and Sandy Springs will be...

Posted: 27 days ago

If you have medicine cabinets overflowing with unused, unwanted or expired drugs, the cops in north Fulton County would like to speak with you. You’re not in any trouble, but friendly police officers would like to take those pills and other drugs off your hands. The police departments in Johns Creek, Roswell and Sandy Springs will be...
Michigan to Alpharetta: Wellness practice moving HQ to Avalon
 Avalon in Alpharetta isn’t just for shopping, dining and fun. The mixed-use development has become a home for healthcare too. Last week, Lile Wellness Partners, a preventative healthcare practice, announced that it was relocating its headquarters from Grosse Ile, Michigan to Avalon. It will host a grand opening celebration on Nov. 9...

Posted: 27 days ago

Avalon in Alpharetta isn’t just for shopping, dining and fun. The mixed-use development has become a home for healthcare too. Last week, Lile Wellness Partners, a preventative healthcare practice, announced that it was relocating its headquarters from Grosse Ile, Michigan to Avalon. It will host a grand opening celebration on Nov. 9...
‘Nazi hunter’ to speak soon in Johns Creek
 Efraim Zuroff is a Nazi hunter. This is a real profession, not just something out of a movie. There’s even a Wikipedia page for it. Nazi hunters are people who track down and gather information on alleged former Nazis and others who were involved with the Holocaust in order to publicly identify them or bring them to justice. On Tuesday...

Posted: 30 days ago

Efraim Zuroff is a Nazi hunter. This is a real profession, not just something out of a movie. There’s even a Wikipedia page for it. Nazi hunters are people who track down and gather information on alleged former Nazis and others who were involved with the Holocaust in order to publicly identify them or bring them to justice. On Tuesday...
Mega Millions 2018: What could you buy with $1 billion?
 The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing crossed the $1 billion mark before noon on Friday, according to the Georgia Lottery. That’s a lot of cash. Which got us thinking: what could you buy with $1 billion? It’s the signature drink at the signature Atlanta fast-food joint, The Varsity. A large Frosted Orange...

Posted: 30 days ago

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing crossed the $1 billion mark before noon on Friday, according to the Georgia Lottery. That’s a lot of cash. Which got us thinking: what could you buy with $1 billion? It’s the signature drink at the signature Atlanta fast-food joint, The Varsity. A large Frosted Orange...
Georgia State to host open, free basketball scrimmage in Decatur
 The start of college basketball season is quickly approaching as several teams will tip off their 2018-19 seasons on Nov. 6. But the Georgia State Panthers, the only team from the Peach State to appear in last year’s NCAA tournament, are giving their fans a free taste of hoops this Saturday in Decatur. The Panthers, coached by Ron Hunter...

3:29 PM Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

The start of college basketball season is quickly approaching as several teams will tip off their 2018-19 seasons on Nov. 6. But the Georgia State Panthers, the only team from the Peach State to appear in last year’s NCAA tournament, are giving their fans a free taste of hoops this Saturday in Decatur. The Panthers, coached by Ron Hunter...