Jimmy and Betty Powell of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonya Powell of Monroe, to Dave Sherman of Monroe, son of David C. and Susan Sherman of Athens.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shirley Baughcum of Lawrenceville and the late Tena and Frank Powell. She is a 2001 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School. She is employed as an EMT.

The future groom is the grandson of Merle and Annie Eastman of Ohio and Donald Sherman of Ohio. He is a 1995 graduate of Clarke Central High School. He is employed as a firefighter.

The wedding is planned for Oct. 17 in Monroe.