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.

Contact Info:

Shelley Kile
Communications Director
(803) 774-1661

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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.

For media requests, please call (803) 774-1661 (Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM). If you are inquiring after hours, please send an email directly to

News & Media


SUMTER, S.C. (July 1, 2020) – The City of Sumter is requiring facial coverings to be worn by individuals in retail and foodservice establishments beginning July 3 due to the continued spread of COVID-19.

The requirement was approved by the Mayor and City Council to protect patrons,...Read more


The Mayor has just signed a declaration ending the curfew that was started Wednesday. Our citizens have worked well with law enforcement to ensure the safety of our community and we thank you for that.

Sumter, SC (June 5, 2020) – The Emergency Ordinance declaring a daily curfew in the...Read more


SUMTER, SC (JUNE 3, 2020) – The City of Sumter has declared an emergency curfew from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. beginning today, June 3, until further notice.

The curfew is enacted in an effort to ease tensions associated with ongoing protests, which have been peaceful locally, and to better...Read more


UPDATE (March 27, 2020) - The deadline for applications has been extended to May 15, 2020.

Sumter, SC (March 18, 2020) - The City of Sumter is accepting applications for the Summer Youth Employment Programs for students ages 14-15, which will work in city government; and for...Read more

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