Kent and Allison Haralson of Oxford and Scott and Jamie Malcom of Shady Dale announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Blair Malcom of Oxford, to James Timothy Walden Jr., son of the Rev. and Mrs. Tim Walden of Covington.

The bride-elect is the a 2001 graduate of Newton High School. She is graduate of Emory University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in teaching. She is currently employed with the Newton County School System as a special education teacher.

The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Eastside High School. He is currently employed with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department in the court division.

The couple plans to wed on June 6 at Oxford College of Emory University in the Chapel.