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

News & Media


The City of Sumter will host an Arbor Day Celebration at Croswell Park on Friday, December 6 th at 11AM. In honor of the City of Sumter’s Tree City USA certification, the City will be planting a White Oak Tree.

The public is invited to attend.Read more

Sumter, SC (Nov. 19, 2019) - For the third year in a row, the City of Sumter has received the coveted American Association of Retirement Communities (AARC) “Seal of Approval” at the AARC Conference, held in November 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The prestigious award comes from the nation’s...Read more


Sumter, SC (Nov. 19, 2019) – Using the latest in Geographic Information Services (GIS) Technology, the Sumter City-County Planning Department has released a new public mapping service for the community.

The update organizes property information, floodplain maps, and zoning data in one...Read more


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

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