We want to congratulate Pilgrim’s Pride, the Sumter School District and Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital on being recognized as the 2020 “Extra Mile Day” honorees. The organizations were recognized at the same time the City of Sumter declared Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, as “ Extra Mile Day .” Along with...Read more

As you approach major highway entrances to our community and ride around the City, you may notice signs designating Sumter as a Purple Heart City and County. Have you ever thought about what this honor means for active and retired veterans living in Sumter?

Established by George...Read more

Citizens are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Sumter Veterans Park, located along Highway 378 adjacent from Shaw Air Force Base. The parks new entrance is off of Oleander Drive. Officials from Shaw Air Force Base, the City of Sumter, Sumter County and the Sumter County...Read more

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) noted on Wednesday that COVID-19 cases in South Carolina and Sumter have plateaued. Analysis by SCDHEC has shown that the areas of the state that have mask ordinances have a lower rate of new cases than those who do not....Read more


We know that masks and separation are the key to slowing COVID-19. City Council has renewed the City of Sumter ordinance requiring masks three times. The current extension will be up for renewal again at our meeting on October 7.

Analysis of data by the South Carolina Department of...Read more

Mayor's Minute

A community investment information series from the City of Sumter, SC Mayor's Office.

The City of Sumter is committed to government accountability and transparency. Council notes are not official minutes of City Council, rather a summary of what's happening in and around the City. The public is invited to all City Council Meetings and encouraged to voice their concerns or issues. Additionally, we also have an online Customer Service Form where you may ask a question or report an issue.