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, 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


City of Sumter Administrative Offices will be closed:

Monday, December 24, 2018 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

City Sanitation Services will NOT run on Tuesday, December 25, instead we will pick-up Tuesday customers...Read more


If you could make a wish for a deserving friend or family, what would it be?

The City of Sumter wants to make your wish come true this holiday season! Do you know a family that could use a little help this holiday season or a kid who has been extra good this year? Let us know how we can...Read more


The following is a holiday schedule for the City of Sumter for the 2019 Calendar Year.

On the following dates all City administrative offices will be closed. Please note that public safety and certain public service offices will remain open at all times.

Tuesday, January 1 - New...Read more

SUMTER, SC (October 31, 2018) – In support of the ongoing Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Planning Process, the Sumter City-County Planning Department has published the Community Survey Report.

The Community Survey, which asked Sumter residents about neighborhoods and development issues in...Read more


Sumter, SC (November 7, 2018) – The SUATS (Sumter Area Transportation Study) Policy Committee, at its meeting on November 5, 2018, approved the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP represents the future transportation vision of the City of Sumter and the urbanized portions of...Read more

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