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 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. Before donating your tree to...Read more


2018 marks the 5 th anniversary of the City of Sumter Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest.

Students in Elementary and Middle School all across the Sumter School District submitted their artwork for consideration. This year, like years past, we received so many entries, add...Read more


City of Sumter Administrative Offices will be closed:

Monday, December 24, 2018 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

City Sanitation Services will NOT run on Tuesday, December 25, instead we will pick-up Tuesday customers...Read more


If you could make a wish for a deserving friend or family, what would it be?

The City of Sumter wants to make your wish come true this holiday season! Do you know a family that could use a little help this holiday season or a kid who has been extra good this year? Let us know how we can...Read more


The following is a holiday schedule for the City of Sumter for the 2019 Calendar Year.

On the following dates all City administrative offices will be closed. Please note that public safety and certain public service offices will remain open at all times.

Tuesday, January 1 - New...Read more
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