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.

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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.

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


Before you know it, the 2020 Census will be here to count the residents of Sumter County, South Carolina. And everyone else in the United States of America.

As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our country has to conduct a population count every 10 years. The data that’s collected will...Read more


Sumter County and the City of Sumter, South Carolina 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...Read more

*** ATTENTION RESIDENTS WITH WEDNESDAY GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SERVICE *** In observance of Christmas, The City of Sumter will not collect household garbage or recyclables on Christmas Day. Instead, your garbage and recyclables will be collected on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Residents are asked to...Read more

2019 marks the 6 th anniversary of the City of Sumter Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest.

Students in Elementary and Middle School across the Sumter School District submit their artwork for consideration.

One student per grade is awarded a prize for their submission and two are...Read more


SUMTER, SC (December 16, 2019) – The Sumter Area Transportation Study Policy Committee (SUATS) has selected five upcoming transportation improvement projects, four of which are among the most dangerous intersections in Sumter.

The selected projects include:

Broad Street at Loring...Read more
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