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

Morehouse hires former NBA lottery pick, UGA star as assistant coach
 After retiring from playing basketball three years ago, Jarvis Hayes is ready to become a full-time coach. The former Georgia Bulldog star played in the NBA and in Turkey, Russia, Israel, Italy, Romania and Qatar. When the ball stopped bouncing, he coached AAU for a bit and also worked for NBA TV and the SEC Network. But this year, he&rsquo...

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After retiring from playing basketball three years ago, Jarvis Hayes is ready to become a full-time coach. The former Georgia Bulldog star played in the NBA and in Turkey, Russia, Israel, Italy, Romania and Qatar. When the ball stopped bouncing, he coached AAU for a bit and also worked for NBA TV and the SEC Network. But this year, he&rsquo...
‘Health-minded’ eatery Flower Child to open soon at City Springs
 A restaurant offering made-from-scratch salads, wraps and bowls is coming soon to Sandy Springs. Flower Child, a chain that bills itself as a “health-minded eatery” serving “seasonally driven, nourishing and soul-satisfying” food, will open its second metro Atlanta location at City Springs in October. City Springs...

Posted: 2 days ago

A restaurant offering made-from-scratch salads, wraps and bowls is coming soon to Sandy Springs. Flower Child, a chain that bills itself as a “health-minded eatery” serving “seasonally driven, nourishing and soul-satisfying” food, will open its second metro Atlanta location at City Springs in October. City Springs...
Fulton County Schools graduation rates remain steady in 2018
 Across the county, graduation rates among high school seniors in Fulton County Schools remained the same this year. The grad rate for the class of 2018 was 86.8 percent, matching the 2017 rate, according to data released Wednesday from the Georgia Department of Education. In total, 6,708 of 7,731 seniors graduated from Fulton schools...

Posted: 2 days ago

Across the county, graduation rates among high school seniors in Fulton County Schools remained the same this year. The grad rate for the class of 2018 was 86.8 percent, matching the 2017 rate, according to data released Wednesday from the Georgia Department of Education. In total, 6,708 of 7,731 seniors graduated from Fulton schools...
UGA soccer player from Johns Creek named SEC Freshman of the Week
 Emory Wegener might be listed on the University of Georgia’s women’s soccer roster at just 5-foot-7, but she plays a big game. A native of Johns Creek and a graduate of St. Pius X Catholic, Wegener was named SEC Freshman of the Week for her recent play as the Bulldogs’ goalkeeper. In a win over Arkansas last Thursday...

Posted: 2 days ago

Emory Wegener might be listed on the University of Georgia’s women’s soccer roster at just 5-foot-7, but she plays a big game. A native of Johns Creek and a graduate of St. Pius X Catholic, Wegener was named SEC Freshman of the Week for her recent play as the Bulldogs’ goalkeeper. In a win over Arkansas last Thursday...
Attention gardeners: There’s a free composting workshop in Alpharetta
 If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to turn leftover food and stuff in your yard into something folks with green thumbs call “Black Gold,” here’s your chance. On Sept. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the city of Alpharetta and its natural resources commission will be hosting a free class about composting. The class will be held...

Posted: 2 days ago

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to turn leftover food and stuff in your yard into something folks with green thumbs call “Black Gold,” here’s your chance. On Sept. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the city of Alpharetta and its natural resources commission will be hosting a free class about composting. The class will be held...
Adult pool in Roswell closed due to ‘mechanical failure’
 The Roswell Adult Aquatics Center, also known as RAAC, is closed Wednesday and Thursday due to what the city is calling a mechanical failure. Because the facility will be closed, all classes, lessons, therapy contracts and open swim sessions are canceled for those two days. A city spokesperson said repairs are expected to be completed  Thursday...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Roswell Adult Aquatics Center, also known as RAAC, is closed Wednesday and Thursday due to what the city is calling a mechanical failure. Because the facility will be closed, all classes, lessons, therapy contracts and open swim sessions are canceled for those two days. A city spokesperson said repairs are expected to be completed Thursday...
Music for your commute: 9 times MARTA is mentioned in rap songs
 Love or hate MARTA, it’s hard to deny its place in Atlanta’s culture. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority began running in 1972 and has been helping Atlantans avoid the city’s traffic and get from one place to another since then. And over that time, MARTA has given plenty of rides to aspiring rappers, apparently...

Posted: 2 days ago

Love or hate MARTA, it’s hard to deny its place in Atlanta’s culture. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority began running in 1972 and has been helping Atlantans avoid the city’s traffic and get from one place to another since then. And over that time, MARTA has given plenty of rides to aspiring rappers, apparently...
Hurricane Florence: Georgia sends 911 dispatchers to North Carolina
 As the remnants of Hurricane Florence continue to impact the Carolinas, Georgia is offering a helping hand to its northern neighbors. Georgia TERT —short for Telecommunication Emergency Response Taskforce — sent eight 911 dispatchers to North Carolina on Monday. The communication officers will be working in Sampson County, which...

Posted: 3 days ago

As the remnants of Hurricane Florence continue to impact the Carolinas, Georgia is offering a helping hand to its northern neighbors. Georgia TERT —short for Telecommunication Emergency Response Taskforce — sent eight 911 dispatchers to North Carolina on Monday. The communication officers will be working in Sampson County, which...
Johns Creek woman robbed at gunpoint in her driveway, police say
 Police in Johns Creek are searching for two men who they say robbed a Johns Creek woman in her driveway earlier this month. The victim, a 35-year-old woman, was coming home from work in Duluth on Sept. 9 and pulled into her driveway in a gated community off Technology Circle near Cauley Creek around 10:30 p.m. That’s when, according...

Posted: 3 days ago

Police in Johns Creek are searching for two men who they say robbed a Johns Creek woman in her driveway earlier this month. The victim, a 35-year-old woman, was coming home from work in Duluth on Sept. 9 and pulled into her driveway in a gated community off Technology Circle near Cauley Creek around 10:30 p.m. That’s when, according...
Emory Johns Creek hopes ‘Fast Track’ will improve emergency room
 Emergency rooms at hospitals are often filled with people dealing with injuries and illnesses of varying degrees. Some are there for what turns out to be just a cold, while others have injuries that require surgery. To improve the efficiency of its emergency room, Emory Johns Creek Hospital has opened what it calls a “Fast Track&rdquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Emergency rooms at hospitals are often filled with people dealing with injuries and illnesses of varying degrees. Some are there for what turns out to be just a cold, while others have injuries that require surgery. To improve the efficiency of its emergency room, Emory Johns Creek Hospital has opened what it calls a “Fast Track&rdquo...
Darlington tenants to rally Monday to stay in their Buckhead apartments
 Hundreds of residents living in the Darlington Apartments in Buckhead learned earlier this month that they had 60 days to find a new place to live due to upcoming renovations at the complex. And those tenants, who pay some of the lowest rents in one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in the country, are not happy about being displaced. A Facebook...

Posted: 3 days ago

Hundreds of residents living in the Darlington Apartments in Buckhead learned earlier this month that they had 60 days to find a new place to live due to upcoming renovations at the complex. And those tenants, who pay some of the lowest rents in one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in the country, are not happy about being displaced. A Facebook...