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Sheheen bill would allow city of Camden to annex shopping center
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The former Bi-Lo shopping center on Old River Road in Camden sits empty as it has for many years. The center is in a doughnut hole of Kershaw County surrounded by the city of Camden. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen is sponsoring a bill -- which could soon become law -- giving the city permission to annex the center without the owners consent. Sheheen said the city has stricter zoning ordinances and other tools to pressure the owner into better maintaining the property and finding new tenants. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
In a somewhat unusual legislative move, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden introduced a bill in January that would allow the city of Camden to unilaterally annex 1001 Old River Road. That is the site of the shopping center that once housed a Bi-Lo and other stores. For several years, the center -- a “doughnut hole” in terms of being county property surrounded by the city of Camden -- has stood without a single active business.

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