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


The purpose of the study is to analyze the housing market in Sumter and recommend ways to overcome identified gaps and barriers.

Identify housing supply/demand balance, Identify gaps and barriers, and Recommend policy and implementation actions steps to address identified gaps and barriers...Read more

The City of Sumter will host a public meeting to discuss the initial findings of a city-wide affordable housing analysis on Thursday, February 7 at 6 pm at the Swan Lake Visitors’ Center, 822 W. Liberty Street.

“The housing market in Sumter is complex, and in a city with diverse housing...Read more


SUMTER, SC (January 25, 2019) – The City of Sumter has unveiled a plan for the expansion of the Palmetto Tennis Center (PTC). The expansion calls for a larger tennis operation building, which will house the professional tennis staff, an expanded Pro Shop with concessions, and a meeting space,...Read more


Sumter, SC (January 15, 2019) – Downtown Sumter has announced they will be working on a master plan that will help provide a roadmap for the future development of the Central Business District, and they are asking the public for their input.

Scheduled to be completed by the end of summer...Read more


Sumter, SC – Team Sumter, consisting of the City of Sumter, Sumter County and the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments, has received a 2018 Aliceann Wohlbruck Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the project “Beating Blight: Sumter and Camden’s...Read more

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