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Oakwood Lanier Tech moving to new campus, UNG stepping in
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Lanier Technical College begins to move robotics and welding equipment to its new North Hall campus on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. The new campus will be the official home of administrators and business offices on Dec. 3, while the college will be operating in full by Jan. 9. - photo by DCN regional staff
It’s been one big step after another over the last three-plus years as work to develop a new Lanier Technical College campus in North Hall has progressed. First, there was the acquiring of state funding for the $131 million campus and securing 95 acres off Howard Road at Ga. 365. Then came construction of six buildings with a combined 335,000 square feet, compared to the 180,000 square feet on 43 acres at the old campus. There were additional private fundraising campaigns, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and visits from government and educational leaders. But now comes the challenge of actually moving stuff. The physical relocation of classroom materials, school maintenance supplies and heavy equipment, a process Lanier Tech officials described as moving swiftly since beginning on Nov. 26, should be complete soon.