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Camden police seeking assault suspect

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- A Yulee man is being sought by the Camden County Sheriff's Office for an assault that occurred on May 21 on Wren Road off Bluff Road in Camden County.

Cecil Ennis, 36, has been charged with false imprisonment, two counts of aggravated assault (party to crime), armed robbery (party to crime) and tampering with evidence, according to a release from the Camden County Sheriff's Office. He is about 5'11" tall and weighs 165 lbs. 

Pop Warner changes rules in effort to prevent concussions

ATLANTA -- Pop Warner football, the most widely known youth football program across the nation, announced late Tuesday a set of rule changes in light of new research data regarding concussions among football players.

The changes will eliminate head-on blocking and tackling drills when players are lined up more than three yards apart. The move emphasizes no head-to-head contact between players.

The new rules, as posted on the Pop Warner website include:   

Jaguars caravan hits the road

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hit the road, Jags!

The Jacksonville Jaguars are kicking off their "2012 Jaguars Caravan" today in Brunswick, Georgia.

Jags players, cheerleaders and others will be driving all over Jaguars country to reach out to fans ahead of the start of the 2012 season.

Team officials said the caravan will help the "All in" message reach beyond metro Jacksonville.  The tour will make stops in Palm Coast, Volusia County, Tioga, Savannah, Waycross and Valdosta over the next week.  

The caravan events include music, food, games, prizes and photo opportunities.  

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Cumberland Island National Seashore to reopen June 2nd

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- The Cumberland Island National Seashore is set to reopen June 2nd.

Once the seashore reopens, the ferry will resume running its normal schedule.

Until that time, the National Seashore is closed to visitation through June 1 due to clean-up being done there after Tropical Storm Beryl.

Fred Boyles, Superintendent for the Cumberland Island National Seashore said, "The National Seashore staff has begun cleaning up downed trees and ensuring the park is ready once again for park visitors."

Boyles said the campgrounds at Sea Camp and Stafford Beach will also re-open Saturday.  However, he cautioned visitors hiking on some of the trails may still encounter downed trees.

The park's Land and Legacy tours will start running Saturday as well.

Visitors with ferry and camping reservations through June 1st should contact the ferry reservation office at 877-860-6787 for rescheduling or for refunds.

Cumberland Island National Seashore to stay closed through Wednesday

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- The Cumberland Island National Seashore will stay closed to visitors through Wednesday due to remnants of Tropical Depression Beryl.

The National Park Service said further closures will be determined daily based on the severity of the storm, its aftermath and conditions on Cumberland Island and the surrounding waters.

"The National Seashore staff has begun making assessments of storm damage and are beginning the clean up process," said Fred Boyles, superintendent for the park.

Visitors with May 30 ferry reservations and for future dates should monitor the situation for information about reopening. You may also call the park at 912-882-4336, extension 254.

If you want to reschedule your ferry reservation, or to receive a refund for the dates the park was closed, you are asked to call 877-860-6787.

Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns schools scheduled to be open today

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Students throughout the First Coast will return to school today.

Baker, Duval, Clay, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns County schools will be in session, unless conditions worsen throughout the day. 

Calls to Bradford, Columbia, and Union County school districts have not been returned.