By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Amber Hodge and Brian Hardeman

Announcement forms can also be downloaded from our website. Scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on “Anniversaries PDF” “Engagement PDF” or “Wedding PDF.” Fill out the form and email it to us at

Mark and Karen Hodge of Flowery Branch announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Marie Hodge to Brian Currell Hardeman, son of Barry and Leslie Hardeman of Colbert.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marie Long of Gainesville and the late Burchael Long, and the late Calvin and Beverly Hodge.

She is a 2003 graduate of Johnson High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2008 from the University of Georgia in Athens with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She received her doctorate of pharmacy at Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta. She is employed as a pharmacist at Walgreens in Decatur.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Florence Hardeman of Athens and the late James Hardeman, and Wayne and Patsy Arnold of Athens.

He is a 2006 graduate of Madison County High School in Danielsville. He graduated in 2012 from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with a bachelor of science degree in recording industry. He is employed as an audio migrator at Crawford Media Services in Atlanta.

The couple plan to wed Oct. 10, 2015, at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club in Flowery Branch.