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Family gets Habitat home

John and Landy Savage of Whittier will soon be able to move into their new home after losing their mobile home in a fire and spending the past several months living cramped in a camper, thanks to Jackson County Habitat for Humanity and local sponsors like Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. 

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