Scott Coopwood

Scott Coopwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Coopwood, a seventh generation Deltan, lives in Cleveland, Mississippi, with his wife Cindy and their three children. Scott is the publisher and owner of Delta Magazine, one of the South’s leading lifestyle publications, the Delta Business Journal, the first business publication in the Mississippi Delta; and Cleveland’s weekly newspaper, The Cleveland Current . Scott’s company also publishes two weekly e-newsletters. Coopwood publishing concerns now reach 250,000 people.  Scott is also a 1984 graduate of the University of Mississippi. He can be reached at scott@coopwood.net

Seeing My Area Through the Eyes of Others

Seeing My Area Through the Eyes of Others

Although I love this wonderful Mississippi Delta, it is often through the eyes of someone else who doesn’t live here that really makes me appreciate – even more – where I was born and live. Case in point: For the last 37 years, my hobby has been playing a guitar. A few times a year, […]

April 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
The South is “Tornado Alley”

The South is “Tornado Alley”

This past Thursday night as we in Cleveland and the Delta crossed our fingers and prayed that the bad weather would quickly pass through without producing any tornadoes, it reminded me of my childhood nights in Shelby when my mother would dash into my room and announce, “Hurry, we have to run downstairs and take cover, a […]

April 4, 2014 with 0 Comments
MS Delta National Heritage Area: Good for the Delta = Good for the State

MS Delta National Heritage Area: Good for the Delta = Good for the State

There is no question the Mississippi Delta has played an important role in the American story. It gave our country the Blues and Blues music gave birth to rock and roll, R&B, and contributed greatly to jazz and country along the way. The Delta also played a significant role in the civil rights revolution that […]

February 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
The Delta and the Civil War

The Delta and the Civil War

Southerners whose relatives fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War are often interested in this significant part of our country’s history. In this edition of Delta Magazine, we wanted to take a closer look at this time period, specifically the Mississippi Delta’s role in the conflict. On page 44 in the March/April issue,…

December 8, 2013 with 1 Comment
The Mighty Mississippi

The Mighty Mississippi

During Thanksgiving week, I spent almost every day on a deer stand a few hundred yards from the Mississippi River in our hunting club 20 miles west of Cleveland in the Delta. The gentle constant hum of the river boats going up and down the river, the beauty of the river and of the woods […]

December 4, 2013 with 0 Comments
Archie Manning: Deltan

Archie Manning: Deltan

By Scott Coopwood, HT.com blogger A couple of nights ago, my family I and watched The Book of Manning, an ESPN documentary on football great Archie Manning and his rise from Drew, Mississippi to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in football history.  The documentary captures the entire Manning family in a special way other…

September 27, 2013 with 0 Comments
Blog: HUNTING SEASON IS ALMOST HERE

Blog: HUNTING SEASON IS ALMOST HERE

By Scott Coopwood, HT.com blogger Soon the distant sounds of “pop-pop-pop”, will be heard outside of Cleveland as dove hunters will ring in this year’s hunting season with their shotguns. My father told me when he was growing up in Clarksdale, dove hunting never entered his mind. Back then, bird hunting in the Delta…

August 28, 2013
Blog: The Arrival of Fall

Blog: The Arrival of Fall

By Scott Coopwood, HT.com blogger Fall in the Mississippi Delta is not the depressing event that it is in many parts of the country and the western world. It is not the beginning of short, dark days and hard work. Quite the opposite. The Fall in the Delta represents the end of our rewards and […]

August 20, 2013
Blog: Morgan Freeman: Hollywood Great & Delta Great-Great

Blog: Morgan Freeman: Hollywood Great & Delta Great-Great

Last week, actor Morgan Freeman came to my hometown of Cleveland to meet our new Delta State President president, Bill LaForge. A few years ago, Morgan received an honorary degree from Delta State, and he was very appreciative. I’ve known Morgan for a long time now, and there is far more to this Mississippi Delta […]

August 9, 2013
Blog: Summers in Pass Christian

Blog: Summers in Pass Christian

By Scott Coopwood, HT.com blogger The month of July never passes without me reflecting on the many summers I spent on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. My great-uncle and aunt from Shelby had a summer home in Pass Christian. Every July, my parents dropped me off there and for four weeks the coast would be mine. […]

July 25, 2013
A Weekend in the Woods

A Weekend in the Woods

By Scott Coopwood, HT.com blogger One of my favorite times of the year is July 4. There have only been a few instances in my life when I didn’t spend July 4 in our cabin on the Miss. River. Three days of redbugs, mosquitoes, ticks, heat, dust, and rattlesnakes did not disrupt our family’s bliss […]

July 10, 2013
BLOG: Governor Bryant’s Comments Taken Out of Context

BLOG: Governor Bryant’s Comments Taken Out of Context

Let’s take a closer look at Gov. Phil Bryant’s comments he made a couple of weeks ago when he responded to the question, “How did America get so mediocre?” As we all know, Bryant has been demonized by the liberal press for his response… well, the part of his response on which they chose to […]

June 17, 2013