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Rustin Smith and Jessica Conner

Rick and Donna Conner of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Lucy Conner to Rustin Lee Smith, son of Gary and Pam Smith of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Calvin and Linda Martin of Clermont and Charlie and Bobbie Conner of Lula.

She is a 2005 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. She is pursuing a degree in middle grades education at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mary Smith of Gainesville, the late Horace Smith and Murphy and Carolyn Waters of Gainesville.

He is a 2002 graduate of East Hall High School in Gainesville. He graduated in 2006 from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in criminal law. He is pursuing a doctorate of jurisprudence at Emory Law School in Atlanta. He is a student member of The American Bar Association.

The couple plan to wed Jan. 3, 2009, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gainesville.