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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: 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
Coopwood: Grammy Fever Getting Closer to Mississippi

Coopwood: Grammy Fever Getting Closer to Mississippi

Last week, I had the opportunity of traveling to Los Angeles with a group from my town of Cleveland to meet with Grammy officials to discuss plans for the upcoming Cleveland Grammy Museum that will open in September. As a new Grammy board member of the museum, I am over-the-top excited about this project and […]

February 12, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback

Coopwood: Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback

I’m a child of the 1970s. Although I was born in 1961, I do remember the 60s very well. But, I bloomed in the 70s. To this day, I still like the music of the 70s and the cars and clothes. Perhaps more than anything, back in the 70s, I found great satisfaction from buying […]

January 29, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: My Resolution to Break the Facebook Addiction

Coopwood: My Resolution to Break the Facebook Addiction

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to stop spending time on Facebook.  For those who have heard of the name, but are unfamiliar with it, Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004 by some young Harvard students. Facebook allows anyone to…

January 8, 2015 with 0 Comments