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


SUMTER, SC (11 APRIL 2019) – RedClay USA LLC has named the City of Sumter’s Palmetto Tennis Center (PTC), as an exclusive Southern Section Innovation Center for its expansion into the new Engineered RedClay pro™ brand courts.

The PTC announced...Read more


SUMTER, SC (2 APRIL 2019) - The City of Sumter is among the top 20 U.S. cities that have been named as a finalist for the National Civic League All-America City Award.

Since 1949, the National Civic League has recognized communities that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and...Read more


SUMTER, SC (March 18, 2019) – The City of Sumter will be hosting its second series of public meetings for the development of a Downtown Sumter Master Plan, April 1-3, 2019. This plan will be first of its kind for the Downtown Sumter area.

The series of meetings will include both public...Read more


SUMTER, S.C. (7 March 2019) – The City of Sumter is pleased to announce that it’s Utility Billing Office is moving to a new, larger office on Monday, March 18, 2019 in order to accommodate the City’s growth and provide better customer service, including increased security of customer’s personal...Read more


The purpose of the study is to analyze the housing market in Sumter and recommend ways to overcome identified gaps and barriers.

Identify housing supply/demand balance, Identify gaps and barriers, and Recommend policy and implementation actions steps to address identified gaps and barriers...Read more
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