News & Media

The City of Sumter works to ensure residents receive as much information as possible about all things relating to the City in a timely manner. In the News Room, you will find official press releases from the City, awards to the City, important services and project information from the Mayor, public service announcements, official city photos, links to social media accounts and more.


SUMTER, SC (December 6, 2023) - The City of Sumter is helping its citizens prepare for a common New Year's resolution. De-cluttering creates a sense of calm and organization and is often a goal for many homes as the year turns over. To get a head start and increase your chances of success, it’s...Read more


Fantasy of Lights, open nightly from December 1 to December 31 is South Carolina’s largest FREE holiday light display, featuring more than a million lights that sparkle, twinkle, and dazzle in a rainbow assortment of colors and shapes. Beginning at nightfall, enjoy the...Read more


In keeping with a long-standing community tradition, the Swan Lake Visitors Center will soon unveil the annual Sumter ornament for 2023. The Sumter series started in 1994 when Sumter Volunteers released its first commemorative ornament, and the Sumter Convention &...Read more


The City of Sumter is an Entitlement Community. This entitlement status affords the City the opportunity to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds on an annual basis. The purpose of the funds is to improve the neighborhoods and make life more livable for residents; especially...Read more

As a friendly reminder, please note that residential waste containers should be placed out by the road by 7 AM on your service day and remain by the curb until serviced or 7 PM. You may have seen the City’s new side loading garbage trucks recently. The new trucks are currently running for the city’...Read more

The Communications Department at the City of Sumter is charged with providing news and information to council, administration, departments, dignitaries and elected officials, community and local, regional and national media outlets. The Communications Department fields all questions from the media and provides opportunities for interviews with leadership and experts on specific topics, as well as provides media support for many events, activities, and services throughout the community.

Additionally, the communications department tells the story of the City of Sumter through written stories, photos and videos on the more than 30 departments across the city, provides support to Team Sumter and oversees the City of Sumter's social media pages, the city website and the city's employee portal.

Use of any City of Sumter logos or seal is reserved for official City of Sumter business only.

Contact Info:

Shelley Kile
Communications Director
[email protected]

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