Two days after accepting his party's nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa... Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in the battleground state of Ohio.
House Speaker John Boehner was with him-- he's a representative from Ohio.
The duo addressed an energized crowd at Cincinatti's Union Terminal station this morning.
They accused President Obama of failing to keep his promises, and called the tone of his campaign bitter and divisive.
<One of the promises he made was he was going to create more jobs, and today 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or are under-employed. Let me tell ya, if you have a coach that's zero and 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach.>
From Ohio, Romney flew to Florida for a rally in Jacksonville with his vice-presidential nominee, Paul Ryan.
On the other side... today kicks off what the Obama Campaign calls, "The Road to Charlotte Tour." President Barack Obama left Washington, DC this morning for campaign stops in Urbandale and Sioux City Iowa.
During a speech this afternoon in the battle ground state... he talked about the GOP Convention in Tampa for the first time.
He reminded the crowd of promises he's kept... Like the killing of Osama bin Laden and bringing troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The commander-in-chief also spoke about the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
<THIS THURSDAY NIGHT... i will offer a better path forward. grows the economy.. jobs... strengthens the economy... you get to chose which path we take. or we can take the path i'm gonna present... >
The Democratic Convention begins on Monday - The President will speak on Thursday.
Campaign season is also kicking into high gear here in Central Georgia
Volunteers in Houston County held a voter rally this afternoon to get people to vote in November.
The local branch of the Episcopal Board of Social Concern hosted the event at Warner Robins C-M-E Church.
Organizers say they registered 10 to 15 people--- far less than what they hoped--- but they say this is just the beginning of their efforts.
<Fenika Miller, Middle Georgia Democratic Women:But that let's us know that we have a lot of work to do here in Houston County we have to educate people and we have to bring new voters into the fold and we have to mobilize them into action.>
Central Georgia republicans are also working to get out the vote.
Aaron Hufstetler, chairman of the Houston County Republican party, says they'll make calls to potential voters and canvass neighborhoods.
<Aaron Hufstetler, Houston County Republican Party: This is the most important election in our li
fetime, this one really is, so we got to keep our people motivated to make sure it's the one that's going to vote for Mitt and to get out and vote because turnout is the key.>
Georgians have until October 9th to register to vote for the elections in November.
One issue certainly top of voters' minds is the state of the job market. The Georgia Department of Labor released job numbers for July.
Of the state's 159 counties... 101 of them have unemployment rates of over 10 percent.
Almost every county in the Central Georgia area falls into that category... except Monroe and Houston counties.
Their unemployment rates are between 8 and 9 percent. And Jones county's falls between 9 and 10 percent. But no Georgia county... Or city for that matter... faces a more difficult unemployment path than Dalton.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Dalton lost 46-hundred jobs between June 2011 and June 2012.
The town dubbed the Carpet Capital of the World now has another distinction...
The city has lost more jobs per capita in the past year than any other in the U.S.
Most were in areas like construction and transportation--- adding to the losses Dalton suffered when its carpet businesses were forced to shut down or scale back after the housing market collapsed.
However, city officials say the numbers don't tell the full story.
They say that if the state and national economies improve, Dalton will follow. Mayor David Pennington says despite tough times, Dalton is doing well. New industries are sprouting, as well as new retail outlets like Kohl's.
Southern Company says the new nuclear power plant they're building in east Georgia will cost more than originally thought.
The Atlanta-based utility budgeted 6-point-1 billion-dollars for two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl) near Augusta.
Friday, the company said it now expects to spend roughly 6-point-2 billion dollars.
Southern Company said finishing the nuclear plant remains cheaper than other alternatives.
Georgia's Public Service Commission must approve all spending on the project before the utility can charge its customers for the work.
Fresh off one court victory over Samsung, iPhone maker Apple says Samsung's newest releases also infringe on Apple patents.
Last month, a federal court ruled Samsung owed Apple more than a billion dollars in damages for 17 products that infringe on Apple patents
Now Apple is asking a San Jose district court judge to end Samsung's release of "copycat products"... and to pull four more Samsung products released after the suit was filed in April.
That includes the new Galaxy-S-Three smartphone.
Samsung has fired back with 8 new patent violation claims against Apple.
High School and College football seasons kicked-off this weekend.
In the S-E-C... Georgia opened up with Buffalo at Sanford Stadium this afternoon.
How'd it go Courtney?
Lots of eyes on this Georgia team... Who sits at number six in the preseason coaches poll.
The Dawgs were just looking to go out and get take what was an expected win.. But they made have some new starters after today's game.
Most noteably freshman tailback Todd Gurley... He looked like a star.. Running for three touchdowns, including a 100-yard kick-off return for a T-D in the first quarter.
Gurley didn't start, but had eight carries for 100 yards.
Surprisingly, Georgia only led 24-16 at the half before blowing Buffalo away with a 45 to 23 win.
Aaron Murray had three touchdown passes and went 15 of 26 in the air for 258 yards with no interceptions.
We'll have highlights from the Dawgs season-opening win coming up in sports.
A Central Georgia Labor Day weekend tradition will return in a new format tomorrow night. The show's founder Jerry Lewis won't participate this year.
Last year, the Muscular Dystrophy Association cut the telethon from 21 and half, to six hours.
This year, it's 3 hours.
The MDA saying that fits better with the way people now watch TV.
Local firefighters say the one thing that hasn't changed is their dedication to supporting MDA.
The M-D-A Telethon features star-studded entertainment...and help for people with the disease.
<were still going to continue to do the things weve always done. We don't do it for that reason. >
<if we can help them to make their lives a little better and help research to find a cure then that should be part of our mission.>
The show runs from 9 p-m until midnight here on 13-WMAZ.
This year we will broadcast from our studio here in Macon...instead of the Warner Robins Wellston Center.
Hundreds of thousands of people in and around New Orleans are still without electricity tonight.
And floodwaters brought in by Hurricane Isaac are dropping ever so slowly.
Bigad Shaban is in Louisiana with the latest.
SELINA WELLS IS RIPPING out EVERY INCH OF carpet from her HOME IN LAPLACE, LOUISIANA.
THE FLOODWATERS ARE RECEEDEDING, BUT RUINED NEARLY EVERYTHING she OWNS.
"You can see it buckling here, the water got pretty high."
7 YEARS AGO, HURRICANE KATRINA FLOODED WELL'S NEW ORLEANS HOME, SO SHE MOVED here...WHAT SHE CONSIDERED SAFER GROUND IN LAPLACE.
:22 - :32
(---SOT: Selina Wells---)
"I'm just numb right now...my second go-around."
Much of nearby New Orleans is still without power, but thanks to a 14-billion dollar levy system, it was spared most of the water.
:40 - :52
(Standup Bridge: Bigad Shaban/CBS News/LaPlace, Louisiana)
"Many locals outside of the New Orleans metro area believe...the safety of the big easy came at a cost to them. For folks on the outskirts of the city, it could take and weeks before they get electricity turned back on, and months to recover from the flooding."
(----SOT: Selina Wells, Laplace resident---)
"The levee protection system did what it was supposed to do, protect New Orleans....St. John's parrish."
THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINNERS is investigating the claim...while insurance companies total up the losses.
They could have to pay out up to 2 billion dollars.
Energy companies have reoccupied nearly 400 of the production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that were abandoned in advance of Hurricane Isaac.