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Plaintiffs seek summary judgment in Pioneer case
August 26, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Plaintiffs seek summary judgment in Pioneer case | Test

The plaintiffs in a legal dispute over construction of a $19 million water treatment plant have filed a memorandum in support of partial summary judgment against a local water district ahead of the trial start date on Monday.

Pioneer lender ordered to turn over loan records
July 13, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Pioneer lender ordered to turn over loan records | Test

A court has ordered a local water district’s lender to turn over documents relating to its loan for a $19 million water treatment plant.

Former nominee concerned about Pioneer board elections
July 12, 2017 – 9:06 pm | No Comment
Former nominee concerned about Pioneer board elections | Test

A former District 5 nominee for the Pioneer Rural Water District board of directors has expressed concern about the election process.

Pioneer customers re-elect plant ally to board of directors
July 11, 2017 – 10:06 pm | No Comment
Pioneer customers re-elect plant ally to board of directors | Test

After Pioneer Rural Water customers voted to keep Eddie J. Grant on the district’s board of directors, unanimous support from the board for a proposed $19 million water treatment plant seems imminent for the foreseeable future.

Pioneer customers nominate plant allies for board
June 28, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Pioneer customers nominate plant allies for board | Test

Nominations for a local water district’s board of directors have guaranteed an ally of a proposed $19 million water treatment plant will serve on the board.

Filing: Pioneer water district failed to follow rules
June 27, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Filing: Pioneer water district failed to follow rules | Test

Less than a week before a local water district holds nominations for its board of directors, the plaintiffs in a legal battle over a proposed $19 million water treatment plant hit back at the district Friday when they alleged it broke state law by contracting for the plant.

Judge faults plaintiffs for timing in Pioneer case
June 17, 2017 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Judge faults plaintiffs for timing in Pioneer case | Test

Judge R. Lawton McIntosh has based his denial of a motion to halt construction of a proposed $19 million water treatment plant on timing.

Stats tell different story on GM salary
June 16, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Stats tell different story on GM salary | Test

In verifying information the top official of a local water district provided to justify his salary, The Journal identified discrepancies between the figures he cited and those reported by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Pioneer official makes $139K per year
June 14, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Top Pioneer official makes $139K per year | Test

A month after The Journal requested salary details for employees of Pioneer Rural Water District, top Pioneer official Terry Pruitt fulfilled the request on Tuesday at the district’s annual meeting.

Pioneer blames water prices for plant decision
June 13, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Pioneer blames water prices for plant decision | Test

Although the larger of two water suppliers increased its rates by only one penny over five years, a local water district cites “indefensible increases in water prices” as justification for building a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.

Pioneer ‘at risk’ for costs of plant
May 27, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Pioneer ‘at risk’ for costs of plant | Test

A judge has warned a local water district that all costs spent on its proposed $19 million water treatment plant since a hearing earlier this month will be “done at its own risk,” according to court documents filed on Friday.

Pioneer tells Seneca it will build septic tank at plant site
May 26, 2017 – 12:22 am | No Comment
Pioneer tells Seneca it will build septic tank at plant site | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District has notified the city of Seneca the water district will install a septic tank at its proposed water treatment plant at the Golden Corner Commerce Park instead of tapping into county sewer lines.

Court hearing on Pioneer plant permit postponed
May 24, 2017 – 9:38 pm | No Comment
Court hearing on Pioneer plant permit postponed | Test

A court hearing planned today to decide if Oconee County must issue a building permit for a $19 million water treatment plant has been postponed.

Oconee issues ‘conditional’ building permit to Pioneer
May 24, 2017 – 12:35 am | No Comment
Oconee issues ‘conditional’ building permit to Pioneer | Test

Two days before a hearing to determine whether Oconee County must issue a building permit for a planned $19 million water treatment plant, officials confirmed the permit has been issued on a “conditional” basis.

OJRSA cites case to absolve responsibility for Pioneer permit
May 20, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
OJRSA cites case to absolve responsibility for Pioneer permit | Test

Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority continues to deny allegations it is unlawfully withholding a building permit for a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.

Oversight body disputes claim by Pioneer official
May 17, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Oversight body disputes claim by Pioneer official | Test

An official for a state utilities watchdog clarified reports by the oversight body after the head of a local water district claimed the reports concluded a proposed $19 million water treatment plant would “benefit” the district.

Sewer authority denies holding building permit
May 16, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Sewer authority denies holding building permit | Test

The attorney for Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority has disputed the claim OJRSA is withholding a building permit for a water treatment plant proposed by Pioneer Rural Water District.

Pioneer board member defends home address
May 16, 2017 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Pioneer board member defends home address | Test

Although Pioneer Rural Water District board member Jerry Barlow doubled down on his stated residency last week, he admitted the optics of his absence from the area do not look good.