William Lee Robinson
William Lee Robinson
William Lee Robinson is a Democratic politician who was the mayor of Macon, Georgia from 1987–1991, and a four-term State Senator of Georgia. Lee Robinson is currently serving as the Circuit Public Defender of the Macon (Georgia) Judicial Circuit, which includes Bibb, Peach and Crawford Counties.
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HMRC publishes Flickr gallery of 2012's 'top tax criminals'
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Tax office posts pictures of 32 cheats, from cigarette smugglers to advisers working for rich clients A rogues' gallery of Britain's top tax criminals of 2012, ranging from cigarette and alcohol smugglers to professionals who set up complex avoidance schemes for the rich, has been published online for the first time by HM Revenue & Customs. HMRC posted pictures of the 32 tax cheats, who were last year sentenced to a total of 155 years and 10 months behind bars, on the image hosting site Flickr. They include four men jailed for a total of 21 years and three months for one of the biggest alcohol smuggling frauds uncovered in the UK, worth £50m a year. Among the named and shamed are a garlic importer, platinum traders, dealers in bogus carbon credits and sophisticated carousel fraudsters who obtained VAT rebates worth millions on mobile phones. Only one of the top tax criminals was a professional tax adviser: Roy Faichney of Pinner in Middlesex. He helped operate a fraudulent £7 ...
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The New Wild Garden
Blogs.Courant.com - over 4 years
    As summer winds down, my already relaxed gardening habits become even more lackadaisacal, and suddenly I notice that the weeds are winning and the shrubs need trimming. The offhand loveliness I prize suddenly seems to be a garden run wild. But I don't think the disorderly bedlam I'm facing is what garden writer and landscape design consultant Rick Darke means by "The New Wild Garden." That's the topic of a talk he will give at the Connecticut Horticultural Society's meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 13, in West Hartford. Darke recently published an expanded edition of William Robinson's 19th-century classic, "The Wild Garden," adding seven new chapters and more than 100 photographs (Timber Press, 2009). Fist published in 1870, Robinson's passionate book was considered revolutionary, and at times it reads almost like a diatribe against the gardening conventions of his day -- the rigidly geometrical garden beds planted with showy masses of colorful but short-lived subtro ...
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North Carolina Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions
Democracy Now - almost 5 years
North Carolina voters have turned out in large numbers to pass a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. While North Carolina law already bans same-sex marriage, the amendment means civil unions and potentially other types of domestic partnerships will no longer be recognized legally by the state. Some lawyers say the measure is vaguely worded and could impact the state’s 150,000 straight couples who live together but are unmarried. Others warn it may invalidate domestic violence protections, undercut child custody arrangements and jeopardize hospital visiting rights. "If we look at the people who sponsored this amendment, we see they have a track record not of unity, but of division," says William Robinson of the Coalition to Protect All North Carolina Families. [includes rush transcript]
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Ruby J. Morrison, 80
Blue Ridge Now - almost 5 years
FLETCHER — Ruby Jewell Morrison, 80, of Fletcher, left this life to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Mission Hospital. A native of Yancy County, she was born on March 19, 1932 to the late Clingman Robinson and Ollie Carroway Robinson. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Byrd. Ruby loved spending time in the garden and working on craft and sewing projects. She was very active in Mills Gap Baptist Church where she was a member, sometimes making sacrifices in her own life so she could help others. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Bill; her four children, Bobby Byrd, Gary Byrd, Dean Byrd and Judy Garren; her six step-children, Margaret Cook, Mary Brittan, Bill Morrison, Joy Spiegal, Cindy Drakeford, and Becky Drakeford. She was a loving Nana to her grandchildren, Rick and Chris Garren, Shannon and Heath Byrd, Jill Zarembia, Kim Hartsook, Tammey Arrangton and Gene Wallin; as well as several great and great-great-grandchildren. She is als ...
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Police: Missing 10-year-old NJ girl found
Asbury Park Press - almost 5 years
EAST ORANGE — East Orange police say a 10-year-old girl who was missing more than 24 hours has been found Police Chief William Robinson says Infiniti Parker is in good health and in the custody of law enforcement.
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Hectic? Not so much this season - The Olympian
Google News - over 5 years
... defensive end Jameson Konz, safety Mark LeGree, receiver Ricardo Lockette, linebacker Mike Morgan, safety Josh Pinkard, tackle William Robinson, defensive end AJ Schable, receiver Owen Spencer, running back Vai Taua and receiver Patrick Williams
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No. 1 Durant looking for defensive improvement - Kosciusko Star Herald
Google News - over 5 years
While the offense isn't quite where he wants it to be either, the Tigers were able to put a few numbers last week as Antwan Bailey rushed for 192 yards on 13 carries and William Robinson Jr. hit on 11-of-13 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown
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Boss in call for rethink over proposals for brewery site - NW Evening Mail
Google News - over 5 years
But Robinson's director William Robinson said: “The proposed supermarket fits entirely within the footprint of the current old brewery site and our design team have worked to ensure the development sits sympathetically within the conservation area and
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Police Blotter - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Google News - over 5 years
State police charged Holly Robinson, 50, of White Haven, with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment, and William Robinson, 49, of White Haven, with indirect criminal contempt for allegedly violating a protection from abuse order after a
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Rower William Robinson celebrates award from the Mars Refuel Drink Fund - Messenger Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
SALE rower William Robinson is celebrating after receiving a £500 donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund. William, 19, who is a biology student at York University, started rowing at the age of 13 at the Trafford Rowing Club
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Posted Fri 19th Aug 2011 9:38pm by William Robinson - Game Kudos
Google News - over 5 years
When Portal 2 was released back in April Valve promised us some DLC around summer. Well summer is almost up, but it seems like Valve may still manage to make there self set date as they announced at Gamescon that the DLC is arriving mid-September
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William Robinson - Paducah Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Graveside services for William L. Robinson, 79, of Marshall County will be at 2 pm Sunday at Berkley Cemetery with the Rev. OD Joiner officiating. He died at 10:25 pm Thursday at Lourdes hospital. Mr. Robinson retired as towboat pilot after 30 years
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IN THE GARDEN: New book traces the history of the American garden - The Patriot Ledger
Google News - over 5 years
Her contemporary, landscape architect Charles Platt agreed that garden design ought to have that formal look, rejecting in his New Hampshire garden design, much like English garden writer William Robinson and English garden designer Gertrude Jekyll had
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Man crashed stolen bike in police chase - Hartlepool Today
Google News - over 5 years
John William Robinson was spotted by police on the motorbike in Holt Street, in the Stranton area of Hartlepool, before he set off on the four-street daylight pursuit. Hartlepool Magistrates' Court heard officers tried to make the 25-year-old stop
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2 dozen gather for officer's memorial - Times Herald-Record
Google News - over 5 years
Judy Bland, right, widow of Newburgh police Officer William Robinson, the first Newburgh police officer killed in the line of duty, reflects with grandson Joshua Tyson during a gathering, above, at Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor on Friday
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of William Lee Robinson
  • 2005
    Age 61
    Robinson was selected as the inaugural president of the Georgia Association of Circuit Public Defenders at its organizational meeting on February 26, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The association’s mission is to promote the interests of and issues that concern the various Circuit Public Defenders and Conflict Defenders throughout the State of Georgia. Among many accomplishments, Robinson’s tenure is perhaps most significant in that he was instrumental in ushering a “for cause” standard for removal of Circuit Public Defenders, thereby offering much needed protection from political and other pressures. Another important milestone during Robinson’s leadership was the selection of a Circuit Public Defender to serve as the Circuit Public Defenders’ representative on the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council. With no protocol in place, Robinson provided valuable guidance in designing the procedure for this selection that remains in place today. Robinson also championed development of a legislative committee to engage in advocacy with the legislature and advance the causes of Circuit Public Defenders before that body. Robinson’s importance to the development of the Georgia Association of Circuit Public Defenders can be seen by his continued presence on the Executive Committee by each succeeding president.
  • 2004
    Age 60
    In 2004 Lee Robinson was selected and is now serving as the Circuit Public Defender of the Macon Judicial Circuit, which includes Bibb, Peach and Crawford Counties.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson was presented the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service by the State Bar of Georgia and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Lee Robinson was the founding president of the Georgia Association of Circuit Public Defenders, an organization established to provide an independent voice of the Circuit Public Defenders to the public and the Georgia General Assembly. Lee has seventeen Assistant Public Defenders working on his team now, and anticipates eighteen Assistant Public Defenders when the office is fully staffed.
  • 2001
    Age 57
    Colonel Robinson was inducted into the United States Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame on April 6, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Lee Robinson continues to serve his community. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival, past chairman of the Board of Governors of the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and past president of the Board of Directors of the Central Georgia Office of the Alzheimer’s Association. Robinson is past president of the Macon Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and was presented the Hugh Q. Wallace award for distinguished service in the criminal defense of indigent clients. He is also a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL). Lee served part-time as Judge of the Macon Municipal Court prior to being selected as The Circuit Public Defender for the Macon Judicial Circuit. He is a member of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and the Macon Rotary Club. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Management, Robinson enlisted in the U.S. Army under the College Option Program.
  • 1999
    Age 55
    Colonel Robinson relinquished command and retired from the active reserve in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details The Commander of Third United States Army awarded him the Legion of Merit for his noteworthy and exemplary service to the nation. Colonel Robinson also received the second award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious service to his nation from First United States Army, upon recommendation of the 81st Regional Support Command.
  • 1993
    Age 49
    In September 1993, he relinquished command of the School and assumed responsibility of Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics with the 81st Army Reserve Command in East Point, Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details As part of downsizing the 81st Army Reserve Command (ARCOM) and other ARCOMs in the South Eastern United States were combined to become the 81st Regional Support Command (RSC) which now had responsibility for five states. Robinson was selected as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics for the new RSC and remained at that post until being selected to command Headquarters Third United States Army (Augmentation). This troop program unit is an integral part of the Third Army. Colonel Robinson served as commander for deployment and redeployment of Bright Star 97, one of this country's most important Southwest Asia military exercises. The Commander of Third Army, General Tommy Franks, awarded him an impact Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of superior performance during Bright Star 1997.
  • 1990
    Age 46
    Robinson was promoted to Colonel in September 1990, and assumed command of the 3294th United States Army Reserve Forces School on Riverside Drive in Macon.
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  • 1987
    Age 43
    Lee Robinson served as Macon’s mayor from 1987 to 1991.
    More Details Hide Details During his term, Macon developed its model War-on-Drugs program, which is now emulated by communities around the nation. Mayor Robinson introduced strategic planning and strategic management systems to community problems. Noteworthy programs included the Quality Labor Force Council and the Mayor's Housing Council. Additionally, Mayor Robinson created the Junior City Council. This introduced high school students, the leaders of the future, to local government.
  • 1986
    Age 42
    From July 1986 to August 1988, he commanded the 352nd Maintenance Battalion on Riverside Drive in Macon.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson received a second award of the Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of this highly successful command. Robinson then returned to Headquarters 81st Army Reserve Command where he served as the Maintenance Division Chief and subsequently as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Logistics. He was presented with his third award of the Meritorious Service Medal for noteworthy achievement during Operation Desert Shield, when more than fifty reserve units from Georgia were mobilized.
  • 1985
    Age 41
    In September 1985, Major Robinson was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
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  • 1975
    Age 31
    Although actively pursuing a civilian career, Robinson continued to serve the nation in the United States Army Reserve and in 1975 was promoted to major.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson, a parachute rigger, commanded the 421st Quartermaster Company (Air Delivery) in Fort Valley, Georgia, for four years. The award of the Meritorious Service Medal recognized this paratrooper’s performance over the four years he served as the Commanding Officer of the 421st.
  • 1972
    Age 28
    In 1972, Robinson had left active duty and returned to Macon to join the family hardware business.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, Lee Robinson was elected as one of Georgia's youngest state senators and rapidly became one of the Senate's most active members. He is the author of the important "Sunset Law" designed to abolish state agencies and boards that cannot prove their worth, and he fought for public initiative in Georgia during his eight years of service. Robinson also championed the cause of open government. In January 1977, the Bibb County Jaycees named him "Outstanding Young Man of the Year". For almost 32 years Lee Robinson was involved with his family business, Robinson Hardware. During this time, Robinson served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. In December 1986, the Robinsons sold their store and ceased operation. After graduating from Georgia Tech Lee Robinson enlisted in the U.S. Army under the college option program. Following basic training, he attended Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia where he finished on the Commandant’s List and attended Airborne School. As a commissioned Second Lieutenant, Robinson received command of a platoon of the 173d Airborne Brigade in Viet Nam. While in Viet Nam, Robinson was awarded three Bronze Star Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. After returning from Viet Nam, Robinson was promoted to Captain and commanded a 600-man headquarters company at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The second award of the Army Commendation Medal recognized his performance.
  • 1943
    Born on September 24, 1943, in Rome, Georgia, Lee Robinson attended Bibb County Public Schools, and after graduation from Lanier High School, Robinson left temporarily for Atlanta and Georgia Tech.
    More Details Hide Details He is the widower of Irene Scales Robinson http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/macon/obituary.aspx?n=irene-scales-robinson&pid=147523657&fhid=4411. The couple had two children, Christine Robinson Simmons, 42, and Jacquelyn Castellow, 29; and four grandchildren, AveryBeth Simmons, Will Simmons, Katherine Castellow, and Gunnar Castellow. He is a member of Ingleside Baptist Church, where Lee is an overseer, ordained deacon and active in international missions. Lee enjoys sailing, flying and running and completed the Walt Disney World Marathon in January 2004. Lee Robinson is a licensed pilot (Commercial, Multiengine Land, Single Engine Land and Sea, Instrument) who holds the Gold Seal Designation to his Flight Instructor Certificate. The Federal Aviation Administration named him an Accident Prevention Counselor.
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