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


For more than a decade, tennis has been a growing staple in Sumter.

Today the racket sport stands as a pillar of Sumter's economic growth after completing Phase 1 of the Palmetto Tennis Center project, making the city a destination for elite and avid players in the country.

The...Read more

City/County Offices Relocating Back To Liberty Center This Week

SUMTER, S.C. (April 13, 2021) – Sumter City/County offices which were temporarily housed at the county’s facility located at 20 N. Magnolia St. are moving back into the Liberty Center this week.

The Liberty Center is...Read more


Sumter, SC - Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:30AM

Due to the expected threat of inclement weather all City of Sumter Administrative Offices will be closing early today at 1 PM, Thursday, March 18, 2021.

According to the National Weather Service, a line of thunderstorms will move...Read more


SUMTER, SC (MARCH 17, 2021) – Make plans now to join thousands of volunteers of all ages across America who will be taking part in the efforts to clean up and improve their local communities in the Great American Clean Up . Starting April 17, the City of Sumter, in partnership with the Greater...Read more


SUMTER, SC (March 16, 2021) – The City of Sumter has been named one of 20 finalists nationwide for the 2021 All-America City Awards.

"This year’s finalist communities have managed the compounding difficulties of the past year, all while building equity and resilience,” stated Doug...Read more