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Woman Arrested for Bomb Threat Against Athens Democratic Campaign Office

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An Elberton woman has been arrested for making a bomb threat against the ACC Democratic Campaign office. The Athens-Clarke County Police Depaerment confirms 35-year old Jessica Higginbotham was arrested after a staff member stated that she received a text message threatening to blow off the office. Commissioner Tim Denson says Higginbotham was employed office as security.

The situation remains under investigation, however police are considering the possibility that Higginbotham may be involved in the burglary and ransacking of the campaign office last month.
Higginbotham was charged with felony Terroristic Threats and Acts and she taken to the Athens-Clarke County Jail.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!