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

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Sumter's Complete Count Committee and ongoing Census efforts have been memorialized in a Census newsletter that covers seven states. For more information, visit

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Temporary road closures are coming to North Main Street just before the U.S. 378 bypass bridge during weekend road construction.

Road closures will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 and last until to 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.

During these times, North Main Street will be...Read more


Sumter, SC (September 5, 2019) - The City of Sumter is an Entitlement Community. This Entitlement status affords the City the opportunity of receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds on an annual basis.

The purpose of the funds is to improve the neighborhoods and make life...Read more


Sept. 5, 2019 Sumter, S.C. Hurricane Dorian Update #4

Sumter County’s Emergency Operations Center shut down today at 6 p.m., just as the shelter at Mayewood Middle School also closed as Hurricane Dorian moves up the coast of South Carolina.

The offices of the City of Sumter and...Read more


SUMTER, SC (August 12, 2019) - Come join us Wednesday morning on the front lawn of the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 North Main Street, as we celebrate the 285 th birthday of General Thomas Sumter.

The event will begin at 10 a.m., where City of Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen and Sumter County...Read more

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