News & Media

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.

Links to Official City of Sumter Social Media Pages:


City of Sumter's Social Media Comment Policy (PDF)



Until 2015, Emanuel AME Church in Charleston was known mainly for its important role in South Carolina history. But the unspeakable events of June 15 that year changed the lives of nine families forever. Now one of those family members is sharing his story—a story of resilience, forgiveness, and...Read more

Sumter, S.C. (January 25, 2024) - Due to the high volume of participation, we are extending our contract with the removal company to ensure that the junk piles are collected into next week. Please be patient and leave your items by the curb. Residents who couldn't get their piles out by January 21...Read more

The City will temporarily disrupt water service to make a necessary water main repair on Broad Street, between Hastings Drive and just south of Wesmark Boulevard.

Date: January 25, 2024

Time: 12:00 AM (...Read more

CSX Transportation has notified the City that they will have a surfacing team starting in Sumter starting January 29, 2024 for a minimum of two weeks. This will require a total closure of the railroad crossings. A total closure meaning no traffic will be allowed across the track until the work is...Read more
January 9, 2024: Due to the threat of severe weather the City of Sumter offices closed at 12:30pm today. Parks will also be closed. Strong winds, combined with saturated grounds can create conditions for downed limbs, trees and power outages. Please stay aware and stay safe. REPORT POWER OUTAGES TO...Read more

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.