Photo of the front of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department building. (Photo by Connor Bird)
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department phone lines are back in order after being down for 32 hours.
The department initially announced Sunday evening via social media the lines were down and provided alternative contact numbers.
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