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, S.C. (May 11, 2022) – In response to the Sumter area’s growing demand for better walk and bike infrastructure, the Sumter Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (SUATS MPO) is developing a Walk and Bike Master Plan.

“Now more than ever, the need for safe...Read more


The City of Sumter will be conducting a Public Hearing Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sumter Opera House Auditorium located on the First Floor of the Opera House at 21 North Main Street, Sumter, SC to receive comments from citizens on its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation...Read more


SUMTER, SC (6 APRIL 2022) - The City of Sumter and SCDOT are scheduled to activate High-intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signals on Broad Street in the coming days. A HAWK signal is a traffic control device used to stop road traffic and allow pedestrians to safely cross busy roads....Read more

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 students ages 16 through high school, which will work in the Co-Op Program for local businesses. Students should see their school guidance...Read more