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Newspaper closed for Labor Day, but race is wide open

JONESBORO — Got a car tag to renew, a letter to mail, a library book to return or a court document to file by Monday? Better do it before the end of business on Friday.

Government offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. This means residents will not be able to visit the courts, the elections and registration office, libraries, the tax and tag offices and at least some recreation facilities and the county commission’s office. County employees, except for essential personnel including law enforcement officers, will not work that day.

Federal and city courts and school system offices will be closed as well. So too will Clayton News Daily. Newspaper offices will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m. All government and school offices will reopen Tuesday morning as well.

While the business of local government will be on hold for the holiday, Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton will be in high gear all weekend.

The track will feature Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200 Friday, as part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Festivities will continue Saturday with the NRA American Warrior 300, a NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

The raceway will host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday, when AMS features its third Sprint Cup Series night race on Labor Day weekend. Speedway officials are calling the event “the biggest Labor Day party in the USA.”

Sunday’s activities will include a pre-race concert with country music duo Montgomery Gentry and will culminate with the AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race. Adult tickets start at $39 and student tickets at $19. For more information, call 877-9-AMS-TIX, 770-946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

Henry Daily Herald writer Jason Smith contributed to this report.