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Dayton lands the big one: BassMaster tournament could bring $2.5 million

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DAYTON, TN (Times Free Press) - The biggest thing since the prosecution of John Scopes is here.

City leaders are talking about a nearly-unprecedented economic impact and national attention from the BassMaster tournament and inaugural BassFest expo, which starts Wednesday.

"I feel good about $2.5 million [in economic impact]," said Mayor Gary Louallen.

The 5-day tournament could pump up to $250,000 into tax coffers for the city -- which is in the ballpark of what is normally generated in sales taxes in an entire month.

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