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Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
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If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
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A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Cairo-- A mechanical prodigy in is producing cutting-edge all-terrain vehicles unlike anything you've ever seen. What was once a hobby for 18-year-old Michael Califano has turned into a business. He just opened a shop Friday.
Sparks fly when Michael Califano goes to work each day. His is truly a labor of love, making one-of-a-kind all-terrain-vehicles. Califano is only 18, but he's already considered an expert. "I started when I was 12 in Tallahassee, in our two car garage."
Besides his innovative ATV's, Califano makes chopper motorcycles, and is a pioneer in developing hydrogen engines. "This is radical, it's just totally for the 21st century," he says.
Major corporations are asking for his help because the same fuel powers his designs. "Hydrogen is so quiet. It's hummmmmmm, when it's running like that. It puts out a very slight hum. It's not like a gasoline engine."
One of the most unique aspects of Califano's designs is that they can't be detected by radar. That's a selling point he hopes will earn him a contract with the military. "The Army model would have doors on it. It would be enclosed. It would have a roll bar on it."
Califano's premier ATV is the "Humm 2," named after that sound its hydrogen engine makes. But the Humm-2 is so much more than a conventional four-wheeler. "If you're a dad and want to cut the grass, you can cut the grass. And then your son who wants to go four wheeling can take the deck off and then use it as a regular four wheeler. And then you can switch the wheels on the back and use it as a regular chopper."
The HUMM-2 costs almost $9,000. But it's not about the money for Califano, it's about perfection. "If I can get it just spaced perfect, that'll work there." It's also about pride in a job well done. The best thing of it is building it and then getting it out there on the road, and then seeing everyone's faces and them telling you what a nice job you've done."
From a lawnmower, to a four-wheeler, to a chopper, it doesn't matter, all of Califano's designs are street legal. Califano has had an offer from a Chinese company to mass-produce his ATV's and engines. But he says he wants his business to stay and expand in Cairo because Grady County needs more industry.