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Billy D. Dilworth

Billy D. Dilworth, American newspaper editor, columnist. Recipient A.P. award reporting and news photo, 1963; nominee Disk Jockey of Year, Country Music Association, 1974-1975, 75-76, 77-78, 78-79, First newsman to announce Presidential candidacy of Jimmy Carter. Member Georgia Scholarship Commission, 1974-1986.

Background

  • Dilworth, Billy D. was born on March 4, 1934 in Martin, Georgia, United States. Son of B.Q. and Pearl (Davis) Dilworth.

  • Education

    • Student, University Georgia.

    Career

    • Editor Anderson (South Carolina) Indiana, 1953-1963. State editor Atlanta Times, 1964-1965, Athens (Georgia) Daily News, 1967-1972, roving editor, columnist, 1975-1987. State editor Anderson Independent, 1972-1975.

      Host radio programs Station WLET, Toccoa, Georgia, 1960-1980, Station WSPA-television, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1968-1996, Station WESC-AM, Station WCON-FM, Cornelia, Georgia, Station WNEG-AM, Toccoa. Host, producer Billy Dilworth Show, Station WNEG-television, Toccoa. Syndicated newspaper columnist.

    Membership

    Member Georgia Scholarship Commission, 1974-1986.

    Connections

    • Married Joyce Shirley, 1990.
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    Born March 4, 1934
    • 1953 - 1963
      Editor Anderson (South Carolina) Indiana
    • 1960 - 1980
      host radio programs Station WLET
      Toccoa, Georgia, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      state editor Atlanta Times
    • 1967 - 1972
      state editor Atlanta Times
    • 1968 - 1996
      host radio programs Station WLET
      Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      state editor Anderson Independent
    • 1975 - 1987
      state editor Atlanta Times
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