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Billy D. Dilworth Edit Profile

columnist , Newspaper editor

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.

father:
B.Q. Dilworth

mother:
Pearl (Davis) Dilworth

spouse:
Joyce Shirley