Randall Higgins (Reporter)

Phone: 423-479-7105
E-mail: rhiggins@timesfreepress.com
Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards include a 1977 Golden Press Card Award from Sigma Delta Chi (Society of Professional Journalists) for coverage of the Melisha Gibson child abuse and murder case. He worked for the Cleveland Daily Banner from 1972 to 1977. Contact Randall at 423-314-1029 or rhiggins@timesfreepress.com.

Household hazardous waste day scheduled in Bradley County

Published Oct. 22 2012

What: Household Hazardous Waste Day

Jobs fair attracts crowd at Cleveland, Tenn., YMCA

Published Oct. 19 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - About two dozen people were waiting at the door Thursday morning when a jobs fair opened at...

Grant to GEAR UP Bradley County students

Published Oct. 19 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The Bradley County Schools system has a new grant to fund its efforts to get more high...


Ooltewah woman faces child neglect charge

Published Oct. 18 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - An Ooltewah woman is facing a charge of child abuse and neglect after an eyewitness called police...

Bradley County's Dewey Woody to direct state bomb, arson division

Published Oct. 18 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Bradley County Fire and Rescue Chief Dewey Woody is leaving his post to accept a job with...

Fire and Rescue Chief Dewey Woody leaves Bradley County for state post

Published Oct. 17 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Bradley County Fire and Rescue Chief Dewey Woody has resigned his post in order to accept a...

Cleveland taxi cab owners want end of city meters

Published Oct. 16 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland's two taxi company owners say they cannot turn a profit under the city's 13-year-old regulations.

Shoppers crowd ReStore in Cleveland, Tenn.

Published Oct. 12 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Karen True got a jump on the holiday season Thursday, heading to the newly reopened Habitat...

Leaf season nears; keep storm drains clear, Cleveland officials say

Published Oct. 11 2012

• Put leaves in clear plastic bags.

Railroad underpass at Five Points getting new look

Published Oct. 9 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Ignoring the Monday morning rain, Lee Blankenship and Jeff Creasman began power-washing decades of grime from the...

Cleveland turns down plans to add lanes to intersection

Published Oct. 9 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The City Council turned down a plan Monday to add lanes to the intersection at North Ocoee...

Cleveland City Council eyes road issues

Published Oct. 8 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The Cleveland City Council faces several transportation-related votes when it convenes today.

Cleveland High School volunteers clean up Mouse Creek

Published Oct. 7 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Emily Johnson gingerly climbed down a wet, steep bank to Mouse Creek in front of the Village...

Keep America Beautiful honors volunteers, plans events

Published Oct. 6 2012

* What: Greenway cleanup.

Calhoun dissolves police force

Published Oct. 4 2012

* Population: 490

Helping hungry children

Published Oct. 3 2012

• Bradley County population: 100,055.

Cleveland, Tenn., board to vote on teacher contract

Published Oct. 1 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The Cleveland Board of Education will vote today on an extended-learning contract plan for teachers.

Cruising around campus: Cleveland High wins driving simulator, free day of lessons

Published Sep. 30 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Teen drivers sped new Toyotas around Cleveland High School on Saturday, swerving and coming to tire-squealing stops....

Cleveland, Tenn., to auction surplus weapons

Published Sep. 29 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The city is planning to sell its confiscated guns, with the proceeds to be used for purchasing...

North Lee Elementary School zone speed limit up

Published Sep. 27 2012

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The speed limit in the North Lee Elementary School zone on North Lee Highway here now is...