JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –– GENTLE BEN

Robert Jerry "Ben" Williams was the first black football player at The University of Mississippi. A defensive lineman from 1972-1975, he thrilled fans with...

Snowballs for Cousin Ellen

Sidna Brower Mitchell, a Memphis native, was graduated from Ole Miss in 1963 when she was named to the Hall of Fame. As editor...

The Delta’s Mighty Ambassadors

Scott Coopwood is the owner and publisher of Delta Magazine, Delta Business Journal, and The Cleveland Current, based in Cleveland.  Email him at scott@coopwood.net  While we...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –– The Warehouse & Cofield's Studio

You have to be 'old' Oxford –– from the 70's and 80's, and probably a drinker –– to have a clue as to what...

On Cooking Southern: Fruits, Nuts, and Heirloom Cakes

Have a cake-happy Christmas By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Scarce as hen's teeth/scarcer than hen’s teeth: Nonexistent. About as likely to occur as a family...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –– SHADOWLAWN

Built by W.S. Neilson, founder of Neilson's on the Square, the Neilson-Culley-Lewis House located at 712 South 11th Street is a large wood-frame vernacular...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –– THE FALKNERS of OXFORD

  Dean Swift Falkner, the youngest of the four Falkner brothers, was born in 1907. The family nurse, Mammy Callie, gave him his family nickname,...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –– JUDGE NOAH SWEAT, JR.

  Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat, Jr., of Corinth, was a former judge and lawyer whose 1952 "Whiskey Speech" became a monument to political doubletalk. His...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –– FIDDLER'S FOLLY

                    The Howry-Hill-Sultan house, better known as Fiddler's Folly, located at 520 North Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, Mississippi, was built in 1878. In 1875, Charles Howry,...

Boxer Joe Frazier’s Visit

Scott Coopwood, a seventh generation Deltan, lives in Cleveland, Mississippi, with his wife Cindy and their three children. He can be reached at scott@coopwood.net. Last...