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James “Jay” Bates III and Jennifer Robinson

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Chip and Debbie Robinson of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Brooke Robinson to James “Jay” Emile Bates III, son of Jeb and Rosemary Bates of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frank and Christine Nichols of Lawrenceville, and the late Curtis and Flora Robinson.

She is a 2004 graduate of Collins Hill High School in Suwanee. She graduated in 2008 from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville with a degree in marketing. She is employed as a family experience coach at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late James Emile Sr. and Lucille Suddath Bates, the late Daniel Hugh Haynes, and the late Lois Little Hope.

He is a 2002 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. He graduated in 2007 from the University of Georgia in Athens with a degree in agricultural economics. He is employed in sales at Wilheit Packaging in Gainesville.

The couple plan to wed Dec. 13, 2014, at the Robson Event Center in Gainesville.