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


SUMTER, SC (August 8, 2019) – The Sumter City – County Planning Commission has released a full draft of the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan for public review and comment.

The purpose of the 2040 Plan, mandated under South Carolina State Law, is to guide growth and development in the...Read more


We are excited to announce that Swan Lake Iris Gardens is getting a grand new entrance! With that, starting Monday, July 29, our main entrance will be closed for the duration of construction. This closure affects the main parking lot, including areas near the Main Gate, Visitors Center, Iris...Read more


The City of Sumter has won an Inspiration Award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina, which recognizes members' achievements and successes in downtown revitalization .

Specifically, the award highlights the new Hyatt Place hotel, stating that walkability is so important to...Read more


The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was conducted in 1790 and one has been conducted every 10 years since then. The next census occurs in 2020 with April 1st being the official Census Day. The Census Bureau’s goal for Census...Read more


The City of Sumter’s Downtown Development department, in partnership with the Main Street Society, is excited to announce an art installation for the Central Business District of downtown Sumter featuring original art by local artists on fiberglass butterflies. The butteries represent the...Read more

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