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.

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

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UPDATE (March 27, 2020) - The deadline for applications has been extended to May 15, 2020.

Sumter, SC (March 18, 2020) - The City of Sumter is accepting applications for the Summer Youth Employment Programs for students ages 14-15, which will work in city government; and for...Read more


On March 17, 2020, the National Civic League announced the finalists of the 2020 All-America City Award (AAC). Each of the finalist communities demonstrated civic engagement practices that are inspirational, inclusive and promising in their ability to unite members of the community to...Read more

Please remember that updates may happen every day, and sometimes several times per day, so please check back often for the most up-to-date information. Thank you. Sumter SC (July 1, 2020 3PM)

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Sumter, SC (February 21, 2020) – Governor Henry McMaster presented the Charles A. Bundy Award to the Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) on Wednesday, February 19 during the annual South Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel Industry Luncheon in Myrtle Beach.

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