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.

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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. (July 10, 2020) – The City of Sumter, in partnership with Sumter School District, is facilitating a virtual STEAM Career Camp from July 15 – August 1 at four Sumter area elementary schools.

The project is a result of the City of Sumter receiving federal program funds. “This...Read more


Sumter, SC (September 1, 2020) - City Council approved an extension of the mandatory facial mask requirement, within the city limits until October 7, unless further amended or repealed. Original ordinance can be found below. For a copy of the extension, click...Read more


The Mayor has just signed a declaration ending the curfew that was started Wednesday. Our citizens have worked well with law enforcement to ensure the safety of our community and we thank you for that.

Sumter, SC (June 5, 2020) – The Emergency Ordinance declaring a daily curfew in the...Read more


SUMTER, SC (JUNE 3, 2020) – The City of Sumter has declared an emergency curfew from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. beginning today, June 3, until further notice.

The curfew is enacted in an effort to ease tensions associated with ongoing protests, which have been peaceful locally, and to better...Read more

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