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
[email protected]

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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 [email protected]

News & Media


Congratulations to our top three winners of the 2023 Love Where You Live Litter Poster contest. This is the first litter art poster we have hosted, with our partners, Palmetto Pride and the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce.

Those winners are:

Mason Miller, 2 nd Grade, Liberty...Read more

Sumter County and the City of Sumter are giving residents an opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees at the annual "Grinding of the Greens." Donated Christmas trees will be made into mulch. It gives residents a chance to be 'green' with their discarded trees....Read more

City of Sumter offices will be closed: Friday, December 23, 2022 Monday, December 26, 2022 Tuesday, December 27, 2022, and Monday, January 2, 2023. All city services will continue to operate throughout the holidays, including regular weekly trash pickup schedules, with the exception of Christmas...Read more

Congratulations to the 2022 Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest Winners:

Miss Olivia Smith, an 8 th -grader at Hillcrest Middle School, and Miss Jalena Tillman, a 4 th -grader at Manchester Elementary School

These top two winners have their artwork featured on the 2022 City of Sumter...Read more


SUMTER, SC (October 28, 2022) - The Sumter County Veteran’s Association invites the community to the annual Sumter Veterans Day event on Friday, November 11, 2022 in Downtown Sumter.

The day begins with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by...Read more