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Franklin County, Arkansas

Franklin County is a county located in the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,125; the county has two county seats and Ozark. The county was formed on December 19, 1837, named for Benjamin Franklin, American statesman. To the north of the Arkansas River, which bisects Franklin County, the county is wet and alcohol is sold in liquor stores and local vineyards. To the south of the Arkansas River, the county is dry. Franklin County was carved out of Crawford County in December 1837. At that time, Franklin was larger than it is at present, encompassing part of present-day Logan County, formed in 1871; the county had a single courthouse at Ozark. After complaints about how difficult it was to cross the river at times, a second courthouse was established at Charleston, sometime in the 1890s; the reality television show, The Simple Life, starring Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton was filmed in Altus in 2003. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 620 square miles, of which 609 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water.

Interstate 40 U. S. Highway 64 Highway 22 Highway 23 Highway 41 Highway 60 Highway 96 Madison County Johnson County Logan County Sebastian County Crawford County Ozark National Forest As of the 2000 census, there were 17,771 people, 6,882 households, 4,961 families residing in the county; the population density was 29 people per square mile. There were 7,673 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 96.17% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, 1.35% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 6,882 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.90% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,848, the median income for a family was $36,189. Males had a median income of $27,907 versus $18,822 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,616. About 10.60% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over. Over The past few election cycles Franklin county has trended towards the GOP; the last democrat to carry this county was Bill Clinton in 1996. Altus Branch Charleston Ozark Wiederkehr Village Denning Alix Cecil Peanut Fly Gap Sub Rosa Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county.

Each township includes unincorporated areas. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships. Townships are of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research; each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Franklin County are listed below. List of lakes in Franklin County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Arkansas Gary Stubblefield Bill Gossage Shropshire, Lola. Franklin County, Arkansas: Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 128 pages, Aug 2000 ISBN 0-7385-0882-9

Shane Cortese

Shane Cortese is a New Zealand actor and singer. He is best known for his role of Mac on Nothing Trivial, Loki on the Almighty Johnsons and Hayden Peters on hit show Outrageous Fortune, he was a runner-up on Season 1 of NZ Dancing with the Stars in 2005. Cortese started his professional career as a travel agent in Palmerston North, he soon found a passion in acting. He participated in numerous plays before moving to London in 1993 to further his newfound career. Cortese trained at London's Central School of Drama. After graduating from the Musical Theatre Course in 1993, he spent 10 years touring the UK in musicals, performing several times on London's prestigious West End, his performances won critical acclaim from UK reviewers. Whilst visiting New Zealand in 2000, Cortese auditioned for the popular soap opera Shortland Street for the role of Geoff Greenlaw, he returned to England to star in the West End. He scored a major part in a production but was contacted by Shortland Street producers who announced their intention to write Cortese a character for him, to play a major part in the serial.

Cortese relished the opportunity and returned to New Zealand to take the part, despite being threatened by those involved in the West End play that he would never work again. Cortese made his Shortland Street debut in early 2003 as the character of Dominic Thompson; the character stayed on screen for just under 2 years, before dying in one of the shows most iconic and well received storylines. On 29 April 2005 he starred on the New Zealand version of Dancing with the Stars. Partnered with dancer Nerida Lister he was named runner-up on 20 June 2005, he scored a guest starring role in fantasy series Maddigan's Quest and played the lead character, "John" opposite British actress Zöe Lucker on stage in Then Comes Love. In late 2005 after appearing on Dancing with the Stars he hosted TV3's So You Think You Can Dance. In 2006 he returned to his bad boy ways, playing Hayden Peters on Rachel Lang and James Griffin's Outrageous Fortune. Cortese was pleased to have scored the title role in Burying Brian, only to discover his character was to be killed off in the first episode.

Cortese is the patron for ACTA, a youth theatre company training students aged 5–18 in musical theatre. He appeared with the students in The North Shore Times in an article describing his involvement with the school and its students. In 2011 Cortese joined the cast of comedy-drama Nothing Trivial as the character of Mac, he was nominated in the prestigious Monte-Carlo Television Festival for "Best Actor" for his role. Cortese landed the role of Loki in another of Griffin's creations, The Almighty Johnsons, a role he maintained for the show's three season run. In January 2006 Cortese and his Dancing with the Stars partner Nerida Lister announced they were dating in 2006 New Idea magazine announced that they were expecting their first baby. In April 2007 Kees Armas Cortese was born by water birth at North Shore Hospital; the first exclusive photos of Kees were shown in New Zealand magazine New Idea a month after his birth. Shane and Nerida became engaged on 26 February 2008 and married in early 2009.

In 2008 Cortese was contacted by a 15-year-old girl that he discovered was his daughter from a past relationship. Shane and Nerida welcomed a second son in July 2011 named Jett Patrick Cortese. A keen cricketer, he was educated at Tauranga Boys' College and was in the 1st XI from 1981 to 1985. Cortese remains close friends with his Shortland Street screen brother Michael Galvin. Shane Cortese on IMDb Shane Cortese's Website Shane Cortese – Karen Kay Management

Garhbeta II

Garhbeta II is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Medinipur Sadar subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. 106 districts spanning 10 states across India, described as being part of the Left Wing Extremism activities, constitutes the Red corridor. In West Bengal the districts of Pashim Medinipur, Bankura and Birbhum are part of the Red corridor. However, as of July 2016, there has been no reported incidents of Maoist related activities from these districts for the previous 4 years. In the period 2009-2011 LWE violence resulted in more than 500 deaths and a similar number missing in Paschim Medinipur district; the Lalgarh movement, which started attracting attention after the failed assassination attempt on Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee chief minister of West Bengal, in the Salboni area of Paschim Medinipur district, on 2 November 2008 and the police action that followed, had spread over to these areas. The movement was not just a political struggle but an armed struggle that concurrently took the look of a social struggle.

A large number of CPI activists were killed. Although the epi-centre of the movement was Lalgarh, it was spread across 19 police stations in three adjoining districts – Paschim Medinipur and Purulia, all thickly forested and near the border with Jharkhand; the deployment of CRPF and other forces started on 11 June 2009. The movement came to an end after the 2011 state assembly elections and change of government in West Bengal; the death of Kishenji, the Maoist commander, on 24 November 2011 was the last major landmark. From 2009 Maoist violence had spread across eleven western CD Blocks of the district: Binpur I, Binpur II, Grahbeta II, Jhargram, Midnapore Sadar, Gopiballavpur I, Gopiballavpur II, Sankrail and Nayagram. In Garhbeta II CD Block 90% of the cultivated area has alluvial soil and 10% has lateritic soil. Garhbeta II CD Block is drought prone. Goaltore, a constituent panchayat of Garhbeta II CD Block, is located at 22°42′36″N 87°10′16″E. Garhbeta II CD Block is bounded by Taldangra and Simlapal CD Blocks in Bankura district in the north, Garhbeta I and Garhbeta III CD Blocks in the east, Salboni CD Block in the south and Sarenga CD Block in Bankura district in the west.

It is located 53 km from the district headquarters. Garhbeta II CD Block has an area of 392.55 km2. It has 1 panchayat samity, 10 gram panchayats, 110 gram sansads, 334 mouzas and 264 inhabited villages. Garhbeta and Goaltore police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this CD Block is at Goaltore. Garhbeta II CD Block had a forest cover of 7,460 hectares, against a total geographical area of 43,970 hectares in 2005-06. Gram panchayats of Garhbeta II block/ panchayat samiti are: Amlasuli, Gohaldanga, Jogardnga, Patharpara, Piasala and Saraboth; as per the 2011 Census of India Garhbeta II CD Block had a total population of 148,410, all of which were rural. There were 73,245 females. Population below 6 years was 17,102. Scheduled Castes numbered 39,301 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 29,669; as per the 2001 census, Garhbeta II block had a total population of 131,085, out of which 66,954 were males and 64,131 were females. Garhbeta II block registered a population growth of 18.59 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade.

Decadal growth for the combined Midnapore district was 14.87 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.45 per cent. Villages in Garhbeta II CD Block include: Goaltore, Pingboni, Piasala, Sarbot, Jirapara and Jagardanga; as per the 2011 census the total number of literates in Garhbeta II CD Block was 99,621 out of which males numbered 55,877 and females numbered 43,744. The gender gap in literacy rates was 16.73%. See – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate Bengali is the local language in these areas. There is a Tribal presence in many of the CD Blocks of the district. Santali is spoken by 55.93% of the tribal population of the district. The Bhumij, forming 11.16% of the tribal population, the Mundas, forming 6.10% of the tribal population, speak Mundari. Other small groups include Mahalis; the Lodhas, forming 3.85% of the tribal population, the only primitive tribe in the district, speak Lodhi. In the 2011 census Hindus numbered 111,848 and formed 75.36% of the population in Garhbeta II CD Block.

Muslims formed 3.80 % of the population. Others formed 20.84 % of the population. Others include Addi Bassi, Marang Boro, Saranath, Sari Dharma, Alchchi, Sant, Seran, Sarin, Kheria and other religious communities. In Garhbeta II CD Block 50.76% families were living below poverty line in 2007. According to the District Human Development Report of Paschim Medinipur: The 29 CD Blocks of the district were classified into four categories based on the poverty ratio. Nayagram, Binpur II and Jamboni CD Blocks have high poverty levels. Kharagpur I, Kharagpur II, Garhbeta II, Pingla and Mohanpur CD Blocks have high levels of poverty, Midnapore Sadar, Dantan I, Gopiballavpur II, Binpur I, Dantan II, Chandrakona I, Gopiballavpur I, Chandrakona II, Keshpur, Sabang, Garhbeta I, Salboni and Garhbeta III CD Blocks have moderate levels of poverty and Daspur II and Daspur I have low levels of poverty. 265 or 79% of mouzas in Garhbeta II CD Block were electrified by 31 Marc