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Columbia County dispatch, courthouse lines down

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Columbia County Courthouse

Columbia County Courthouse

DAYTON — Columbia County dispatch and courthouse business phone lines are not working, according to an email from dispatch.

Those needing the Sheriff's Office, dispatch or the courthouse should call 509-520-9111 or 509-520-4479.

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

When contacted for information, the dispatch center didn't know what was causing the outage or when it would be repaired.

However, the lines were expected to be down several days, according to its social media post.

Emily Thornton can be reached at or 509-526-8325.

Emily Thornton covers courts and emergency services, as well as other various stories. She has been in the newspaper industry off and on since roughly 1999 and lived primarily on the West Coast, but also Florida and Europe.