Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.
Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star.
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A 38-year-old former Shelbyville, Tenn., youth pastor avoided a maximum 20-year sentence Monday for downloading "violent" and "sadistic" prepubescent child pornography on his home computer.
People shopping, running errands or dining in Chattanooga in recent years never had a clue that nearby, a major drug dealer was selling multiple ounces of cocaine that fueled the drug trade and influenced street gangs in the Scenic City and surrounding areas.
Founders of some of the area's largest softball tournaments have sued their former partners, saying they stole not just a base but the whole game.
A federal magistrate judge has denied requests by a main defendant in a 34-person cocaine-trafficking conspiracy to throw out wiretap information because of errors in the warrant application.
With early voting in less than two weeks and general election ballots to be cast on Aug. 7, a battle over three current Tennessee Supreme Court justices' jobs has reached Chattanooga after months of back-and-forth in Nashville.
Both candidates in the Collegedale city judge race know the numbers; they're small, so the saying is true — every vote counts.
Over more than a century, tree branches obscured them from view and grasses grew tall around the markers of bronze and stone, set in places where hundreds of men fell in the nation's war with itself.
A judge will decide Monday whether to issue a temporary restraining order allowing Chattanooga to trump the Hamilton County Election Commission in the wording of ballot referendum on the city's domestic partner ordinance.
Round 4 of the fight how to word a ballot question regarding benefits for Chattanooga city employees' domestic partners is set for 8 a.m. Monday -- just four hours before the ballots are supposed to be printed.
The Hamilton County Election Commission will hold their second emergency meeting in two weeks on Monday to discuss settling a lawsuit filed this week over ballot language for a referendum to allow domestic partner benefits for city employees.