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.

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

For media requests, please call (803) 774-1661 (Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM) or email

News & Media


Join us for the next in the series of Scavenger Hunts in Downtown Sumter, starting Friday, July 23... let us show you why we #lovesumter.

Race to complete challenges to earn points to win. We encourage all participants to have fun exploring Downtown Sumter, South Carolina and visit the many...Read more

Sumter's beloved swan-filled garden that rests in the heart of the city received its Level II arboretum certification this year.

Sumter City Council received a presentation about the arboretum certification during Tuesday's meeting, stating Swan Lake-Iris Gardens has been selected as a...Read more


SUMTER, SC (May 1, 2021) -- In conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the National Travel and Tourism Week, local Sumter attractions will be highlighted May 3-8 during Sumter Tourism Week.

Kicking off the week, the Sumter Convention &...Read more


For more than a decade, tennis has been a growing staple in Sumter.

Today the racket sport stands as a pillar of Sumter's economic growth after completing Phase 1 of the Palmetto Tennis Center project, making the city a destination for elite and avid players in the country.

The...Read more

City/County Offices Relocating Back To Liberty Center This Week

SUMTER, S.C. (April 13, 2021) – Sumter City/County offices which were temporarily housed at the county’s facility located at 20 N. Magnolia St. are moving back into the Liberty Center this week.

The Liberty Center is...Read more