Press Releases

City of Sumter Improved to Class 1 Fire Protection in Latest Evaluation 

Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:16:00 AM Categories: Council fire Mayor News public services
SUMTER, SC (April 7, 2016) – Sumter’s Mayor Joe McElveen has announced that the city’s fire department has improved from a Class 2 to Class 1, the... read more

Arbor Day Foundation Names Sumter Tree City USA 

Posted by City of Sumter Monday, March 28, 2016 8:59:00 PM Categories: park proclamation public services Tree City USA
Sumter, SC was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. ... read more

Mayor Honors Former Sumter Pastor 

Mother Emanuel Pastor Recognized in Sumter
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 11:40:00 AM Categories: Mayor police proclamation
SUMTER, SC (March 22, 2016) – Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen paid tribute to the new pastor of Emanuel AME Church for her contributions locally by... read more

Rocky Hits Hard With Laughter at Sumter Opera House 

Comedian Rocky LaPorte makes rare stop in Southeast
Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:23:00 PM Categories: sumter opera house
Sumter, S.C. –Rocky LaPorte is one of those people you see and might ask yourself: Where do I know him from? He looks so familiar. The answer ... read more

Sumter Mayor Meets with White House Officials to Request Additional Aid 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 4:53:00 PM Categories: Flood Mayor News weather
SUMTER, SC (January 6, 2015) – In an effort to shed light to the recovery efforts and needs from the October 2015 flood, City of Sumter Mayor Joe... read more

Businesses and Non-profits who suffered as a result of the October flooding have until July 5 to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans 

Monday, January 4, 2016 3:04:00 PM Categories: Flood
While the deadline for applications for physical damage is today, Businesses and Non-profits who suffered from an Economic Injury as a result of the... read more

Take Your Tree to a "Mulch" Better Place 

Thursday, December 24, 2015 9:49:00 AM Categories: public services
Don’t let your beautiful Christmas tree end up buried with the ugly trash. Take your Christmas tree to a “mulch” better place. Recycle your... read more

City Re-Opens All Swan Lake Iris Gardens December 19 

Friday, December 18, 2015 1:19:00 PM Categories: Flood park swan lake iris gardens
SUMTER, SC (DECEMBER 18, 2015) - The City of Sumter has announced that Swan Lake Iris Gardens, in its entirety, will re-open, Saturday, December... read more

Mandatory Registration Of Vacant Residential Structures Begins January 1 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 9:53:00 AM Categories: codes Council planning vacant property
SUMTER, SC (DECEMBER 15, 2015) - The City of Sumter launched a new webpage to allow owners of vacant residential structures within the City limits to ... read more

Sumter Building Department Receives Champion of Housing Award 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 3:28:00 PM Categories: award building codes
The Home Builders Association of South Carolina and Building Industry Association (BIA) of Central South Carolina recently honored the Sumter... read more
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