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Donald and Deborah Pinkard of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Lynn Pinkard of Jefferson, to William Jared Jinks of Jefferson, son of Jed and Emily Jinks of Dublin.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sylvia Pinkard of Royston, the late James Pinkard, the late Emmett Wigley and the late Shirley Wallace. She is a 1998 graduate of Dacula High School and is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Brenau University. She is employed by Protherapy in Gainesville.

The future groom is the grandson of Mary Carr of Jackson, the late Ralph Carr, and the late Eslyn and Frances Jinks. He is a 1998 graduate of Dublin High School, received an undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University and earned a doctorate in physical therapy from USC in 2005. He is employed as a physical therapist by Protherapy.

The wedding is planned for Aug. 9 at The Taylor Grady House in Athens.