Steve Baxter of Atlanta and Michael and Kim Newhouse of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Payne Baxter, to Charles "B.J." Buchanan Bennett Jr., son of Maj. Charles "Buck" and Joni Bennett of Brunswick.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Viola Baxter and the late Duncan Baxter of Atlanta, Grace Britt of Monroe, Buster Britt of Johnson City, Tenn., and Verne and Joyce Newhouse of Big Canoe, Ga.

She is a graduate of Eastside High School and a 2005 graduate of the College of Coastal Georgia, where she earned an associate's degree in psychology. She is also a 2008 graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in education, majoring in health and physical education. She is currently employed with Satilla Marsh Elementary School as a paraprofessional in Brunswick.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Col. James T. Bennett Jr. and Mayme S. Bennett of Valdosta and Jenny Lee of Thomaston and the late Thad S. Lee Jr. He attended Glynn Academy and is a 2009 graduate of the College of Coastal Georgia and Armstrong Atlantic State University, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He is currently employed with The Fan Sports Radio 790 AM as an on-air personality and is the owner and senior editor of

The couple plans to wed July 11 at St. Simons Baptist Church in St. Simons Island, Ga.