Todd South (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6347
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. Contact Todd at 423-757-6347 or Friend him on facebook.

Heroes Run is Sept. 13 at Enterprise South Nature Park

Published Aug. 26 2014

• When: Sept. 13; 7:30 a.m. arrival, 8 a.m. start time

Great War now a faded memory in Chattanooga area

Published Aug. 19 2014

A century ago this month the Great War erupted in Europe. Country after country entered the conflict that would dismantle...

Murder charges against Soddy-Daisy man accused of killing newlywed ex-girlfriend sent to grand jury

Published Aug. 13 2014

Murder charges against a 39-year-old Soddy-Daisy man accused of killing his newly married ex-girlfriend and shooting two other people have...

Many find Travis McDonough good fit for judgeship

Published Aug. 9 2014

Longtime legal colleagues as well as recent rivals for a federal judgeship say Chattanooga Chief of Staff Travis McDonough is...

Wounded vet walks in to new Lookout Valley home

Published Aug. 8 2014

A rumbling motorcycle escort guided retired U.S. Army Sgt. Rubin Anderson into Lookout Valley on Thursday morning. A clutch of...

Three judicial incumbents ousted in Hamilton County

Published Aug. 8 2014

Three out of five incumbents in court offices lost their long-held seats Thursday night.

Turnout crucial in city judge race in Collegedale

Published Aug. 6 2014

Editor's note: This is the final in a series of stories about contested races in the Aug. 7 county general...

City Chief of Staff Travis McDonough slated for federal judge nomination

Published Aug. 6 2014

All that stands in the way of Chattanooga city Chief of Staff Travis R. McDonough and a federal judgeship is...

Orchard Knob markers unveiled

Published Aug. 6 2014

From the top of Orchard Knob, visitors turn in any direction and spot key battle points in the Civil War...

Chattanooga attorney final nominee for federal judge

Published Aug. 5 2014

Travis McDonough, chief of staff for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, has been selected for nomination to fill the federal judge...

Rhetoric heats up on Tennessee Supreme Court retention vote

Published Aug. 5 2014

A local state senator scoffed Monday at the idea that judge races in Tennessee are nonpartisan, while two of the...

Campaign to topple Tennessee Supreme Court justices faces tough odds

Published Aug. 3 2014

The heated, expensive campaign against three sitting Tennessee Supreme Court justices has only gotten hotter as Election Day approaches. But...

Chattanooga lawyer challenge could alter DUI fees statewide

Published Aug. 2 2014

A seasoned local attorney has challenged how the state's top law enforcement agency collects fees on DUI convictions, alleging bias...

Fixing 'serious' truancy problem: Hamilton County courts, schools set out to address 44% rate

Published Jul. 24 2014

The task force agreed to meet quarterly, beginning Oct. 15.

Chattanooga man sentenced to 12 years, six months in local crack trafficking ring

Published Jul. 23 2014

One man caught in a federal drug investigation has been sentenced to 12 years and six months in federal prison,...

Hamilton County Truancy Task Force report outlines problems in system

Published Jul. 23 2014

The 17-member task force formed last November to examine how truancy cases are handled in Hamilton County released its report...

Former Tennessee pastor gets break in child porn sentence

Published Jul. 22 2014

A 38-year-old former Shelbyville, Tenn., youth pastor avoided a maximum 20-year sentence Monday for downloading "violent" and "sadistic" prepubescent child...

Agents tracked, cracked massive cocaine ring based in Chattanooga

Published Jul. 20 2014

The use of wiretaps nationwide has tripled since 2000, growing from 1,190 that year to 3,576 last year.

Former partners play hardball in Chattanooga softball lawsuit

Published Jul. 14 2014

Founders of some of the area's largest softball tournaments have sued their former partners, saying they stole not just a...

Judge denies defendant's efforts to throw out wiretap in Chattanooga cocaine-trafficking case

Published Jul. 10 2014

A federal magistrate judge has denied requests by a main defendant in a 34-person cocaine-trafficking conspiracy to throw out wiretap...