From euphoria to panic to post-graduation blues

By Nikki Ross | Five days a week Eric Rojas goes to work, turns on the lights and sits behind a counter and sells fandom merchandise to tourists. He’s glad he has a job at Fantasyland so he can pay the bills, but this…

Debate Continues Over true intentions of reducing beach police

By Sarah Worthington | Sixteen officers will lose their jobs in January as part of the restructuring plan for the St. Augustine Beach Police Department. The choice to alter the department was voted on earlier this summer by the City Commission, with the support…

Unemployed can find daily jobs, charity money

by Jill Houser |

Several St. Johns County residents have traded in their suits and ties for ankle high work boots, hoping to get a job.

“It’s really sad,” Julie Tucker, customer service representative at Labor Ready in St. Augustine, said. “These aren’t homeless men. These are men who lost their jobs as actual business owners.”

Construction cripples merchants on West King

By Emily Hoover |

Present Moment Café and Kulture Hookah Lounge feel the destructive effects of continued construction on West King Street.

“The construction was supposed to benefit the area,” said Yvette Schindler, owner of Present Moment Café, an organic eatery on the street.

“But, if it doesn’t hurry up, there will be no merchants left,” she said. “It should have been finished sooner. In another area, it would have been finished sooner.”