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 City of Sumter, Sumter County Government and the Shaw Sumter Community Council -- collectively known as Team Sumter -- are working together to help Tyndall Air Force Base families displaced by Hurricane Michael.

There are several Tyndall families already at Shaw Air Force Base with...Read more


The City of Sumter and Sumter County Government will be open for normal business hours on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

Sumter County Recreation & Parks Department’s gymnasium has closed as a shelter. The Sumter County Emergency Operations Center has also closed.

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As we prepare for Hurricane Michael to impact our area, with the greatest impact of the storm expected Thursday, October 11, between 9 AM and 2 PM.

The safety of the Sumter, SC community and our emergency first responders are of utmost importance. Therefore, we are asking...Read more


Sumter County Recreation & Parks Department’s gymnasium (155 Haynsworth St) will open as a shelter at 7 PM tonight, Wednesday, October 10. The American Red Cross and the S.C. Department of Social Services are in charge of the shelter and pets are not allowed.

For any...Read more


The offices of The City of Sumter and Sumter County Government will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 due to Hurricane Michael.

All City of Sumter residential and commercial sanitation services – garbage, recycling and debris – are postponed. Thursday customer routes will...Read more

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