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Stephanie Kanady and Antony Niave

Billy and Donna Kanady of Gillsville announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Dawn Kanady to Antony Mical Niave, son of Gloria Niave of Texarkana, Texas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wiley and Betty Miller of Lula, and the late Ozeal Jones of Gainesville.

She is a 2002 graduate of East Hall High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2006 from Wesleyan College with a bachelor's degree in international relations. She received a master's degree at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. She is employed as a legislative assistant at Locke Lord Strategies in Washington, D.C.

The groom-elect is a 1997 graduate of Texas High School in Texarkana and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is employed as a director of telecommunications by White House Communications Agency in Washington, D.C.

The couple plan to wed Dec. 25, 2011, at the home of the bride's parents in Gillsville.