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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

Coopwood: My Weekend at the Crossroads

Coopwood: My Weekend at the Crossroads

Thought you all might like to see this. In the above photo, we are standing on the gravel crossroads in front of Dockery Plantation, a few miles east of Cleveland. We often hear about the “crossroads” in blues songs. However, if one actually exists, this would be the place because this is the entry point […]…

May 3, 2016 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: And The Beat Goes On

Coopwood: And The Beat Goes On

“How in the world did this museum end up here in Cleveland of all places,” asked my good friend Derek St. Holmes as we walked through the Grammy Museum together last week here in my town of Cleveland. Derek has been the singer for Ted Nugent for the past 40 years, and together they have […]…

April 22, 2016 with 0 Comments
Coopwood on Mississippi Development Authority’s Glenn McCullough

Coopwood on Mississippi Development Authority’s Glenn McCullough

Governor Phil Bryant’s team has a special department dedicated to bringing manufacturing concerns to Mississippi as well as helping our existing industries expand. It is called the Mississippi Development Authority, also known as “MDA.” From recent conversations with friends I have had over the last month or so, I’m amazed to…

March 7, 2016 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Bolivar County Blues Legend Dies

Coopwood: Bolivar County Blues Legend Dies

The neighborhood in the small Delta town of Shelby where I grew up consisted mostly of older people whose children had long ago moved on. In order to play with children my age, I had to ride my bicycle a mile away to a neighborhood called, “The Horseshoe” where scores of children lived. Because of […]…

January 11, 2016 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Life on the Mississippi

Coopwood: Life on the Mississippi

The news from my region of the state right now, the Mississippi Delta, is the Mississippi River is on the rise again and that is affecting property owners up and down the river. I am one of those who will be affected. To what extent, we are not sure, and there is even a small […]…

January 7, 2016 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: The MDWF&P’s Comes to Town

Coopwood: The MDWF&P’s Comes to Town

Recently, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks came to Cleveland for its monthly board meeting. As I have mentioned in a previous column, Governor Bryant appointed me to this board back in April. I’m known as a “Commissioner” and there are five Commissioners on the board. We make the laws and regulate all…

December 21, 2015 with 1 Comment
Coopwood: Hunting Season in Full Swing

Coopwood: Hunting Season in Full Swing

Like many hunters in the Delta, from here until mid-January, I will also be in the woods every chance I can get. This deer season, I’m going to take advantage of these excursions to again read several of Peter Capstick’s hunting books while sitting on a stand. Capstick is known for his books about hunting […]…

November 18, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Hunting Season Has Arrived

Coopwood: Hunting Season Has Arrived

It is almost September, and that means the 2015-2016 will open this Friday, Sept. 4. My father started taking me to the woods when I was four years old, and I remember it to this day. We went squirrel hunting. He shot a 12-gage shotgun and I brought along my popgun. From there, I was […]…

August 31, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: July on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Coopwood: July on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

This time of year never passes without my mind drifting back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast during its heyday of the 1960s. For July is this month when my parents dropped me off at my grandfather’s summer home in Pass Christian for the entire month. That took place from the time I was seven years […]…

June 24, 2015 with 2 Comments
Coopwood: UM Alumnus Considered the Godfather of the Public Relations Business

Coopwood: UM Alumnus Considered the Godfather of the Public Relations Business

I have just finished reading a book by Ole Miss graduate and public relations icon, Harold Burson. There are four books I have read over the years that have helped me in business: Confessions of an S.O.B, by Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and the leader who built the Gannett media corporation, I Could […]…

June 22, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Concert Business How Bands Bring in Big Bucks

Coopwood: Concert Business How Bands Bring in Big Bucks

People in my town of Cleveland were sad to receive the news this past Thursday afternoon The Band Perry was not going to perform that night due to bad weather. It was absolutely the right decision because the rain arrived that night in Cleveland in a huge way. The Band Perry will return in the […]…

April 17, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Cotton and the Mississippi Delta

Coopwood: Cotton and the Mississippi Delta

As we move into another planting season in the Mississippi Delta, I have thought a lot lately about the cotton fields that were so prevalent here when I was growing up in the 1960s. In those days, the Delta was full of cotton. During the fall, my grandfather’s cotton gin in Shelby was abuzz in […]…

February 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
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