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


Sumter, SC (Friday, Jan 21, 9 AM) --

Commercial sanitation services will not run on Saturday, January 22. City parks remain closed until further notice.

Sumter, SC (Thursday, Jan 20, 5 PM) -- Sanitation services will continue as long as weather permits. Please have your...Read more
Sumter, SC (January 12, 2022) -- Effective immediately, starting Friday, January 14, 2022, the City of Sumter sanitation crews will not be sorting recycling at the curb.

Until further notice, please bag your recycling items and place them in the same container as your regular trash. This will...Read more

Sumter, SC (January 7, 2022) -- Due to current workforce shortages, we are running longer trash routes each day. We are doing our best to get to everyone in a timely manner and we ask that each of you place your carts by the curb by 7AM and leave them out until 7PM on the day of your scheduled...Read more
There's a proposed third Capital Projects Sales Tax Referendum, and if you are interested in requesting a project, please fill out this form and...Read more
Recycle your Christmas tree! City residents can place their live tree curbside through January 13 and we will pick it up. Then any resident can pick up free mulch, while supplies last, on Saturday, January 15 at Dillon Park. Questions? Call 803-436-2558.Read more