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Attorneys argue ‘available’ water sources at Pioneer hearing
May 5, 2017 – 12:40 am | No Comment
Attorneys argue ‘available’ water sources at Pioneer hearing | Test

Without ruling on a request for a local water district to stop construction of a multi-million-dollar water treatment plant, a judge set a trial date of Aug. 28 to hear arguments over whether or not the plant is legal.

Pioneer board member claims RV as residence
May 3, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Pioneer board member claims RV as residence | Test

A Pioneer Rural Water District board member says he still lives in the district that he represents despite admitting he no longer owns the house at his stated home address.

Pioneer provides contract, board contacts
May 2, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Pioneer provides contract, board contacts | Test

In response to an open records request submitted by The Journal five weeks ago today, Pioneer Rural Water District released the phone numbers and home addresses of its five board members on Monday.

Pioneer customers want more accessible board
April 29, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Pioneer customers want more accessible board | Test

During Pioneer Rural Water District’s town hall meeting Thursday, customer Shirley Mason wanted an answer to what seemed to be a simple question: What are the phone numbers for the Pioneer board of directors?

Pioneer: County, cities ‘unlawfully’ trying to stop plant
April 28, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Pioneer: County, cities ‘unlawfully’ trying to stop plant | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District filed a complaint Wednesday claiming Oconee County, the cities of Seneca and Westminster and the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority “are unlawfully attempting to prevent” Pioneer from building a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.

Pioneer’s fuzzy facts
April 27, 2017 – 10:41 pm | No Comment
Pioneer’s fuzzy facts | Test

A lie is a lie, no matter when it’s told or who it’s told to.

Sewer authority fears rate increases from Pioneer
April 26, 2017 – 11:10 pm | No Comment
Sewer authority fears rate increases from Pioneer | Test

The Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority has petitioned for plaintiff status in a complaint against Pioneer Rural Water District for fear a proposed $19 million water treatment plant will raise the sewer authority’s water rates.

County boss refutes Pioneer official’s account of talks
April 22, 2017 – 12:20 am | No Comment
County boss refutes Pioneer official’s account of talks | Test

Oconee County’s administrator says his words were purposely used out of context by Pioneer Rural Water District’s top official to dupe customers into believing he supports the district’s $19 million water treatment plant project.

New AG opinion on Pioneer affirms first conclusion
April 22, 2017 – 12:19 am | No Comment
New AG opinion on Pioneer affirms first conclusion | Test

Despite changes to enabling legislation for Pioneer Rural Water District, the state attorney general’s office stands by its original opinion issued in 2012 the charter does not give Pioneer explicit authority to build a new water treatment plant.

Pioneer customer base ‘kind of moves,’ official says
April 21, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Pioneer customer base ‘kind of moves,’ official says | Test

Although the customer base for Pioneer Rural Water District has been stagnant for almost a decade, Pioneer’s top official said Monday the district rejected recommendations from a state utilities watchdog to downsize a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.