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: College Fraternities and the Value of Networking

Coopwood: College Fraternities and the Value of Networking

As many of you know, I attended Ole Miss from 1980 to 1984 and loved every moment of it. I have said many times that while I’m delighted to have earned an English degree, it was the KA fraternity in which I received my real education and a skill I learned there that has taken […]

September 22, 2014 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Chambers of Commerce are Mississippi’s Unsung Heroes

Coopwood: Chambers of Commerce are Mississippi’s Unsung Heroes

Two weeks ago, I was waiting for a meeting to start when the small talk turned to the local chamber of commerce in the town I was visiting. “They don’t do anything,” one person said. “I have never joined the chamber, and I really don’t know who runs ours,” another exclaimed. Then, an elderly man […]

September 19, 2014 with 0 Comments
Coopwood’s Comments: National Media Goes Wild over Death of Joan Rivers

Coopwood’s Comments: National Media Goes Wild over Death of Joan Rivers

This past week, I thought a lot about the death of comedian Joan Rivers — because of the great amount of media attention that was given to her passing. In my view, she had a foul mouth and was not someone our children should have admired. She was known for using that comedic form of […]

September 5, 2014 with 1 Comment
Coopwood Comments: “Falling” Into This Time of the Year

Coopwood Comments: “Falling” Into This Time of the Year

For many months, I wait for this time of the year to roll around: the fall. I’ll always associate this season with growing up in the Mississippi Delta as the memories are extremely strong. A week ago, some friends joined us for dinner at our home and I asked each to name their favorite time […]

August 19, 2014 with 0 Comments
August is Doorway to Dove Season and Fall

August is Doorway to Dove Season and Fall

August was a big month in my life when I was growing up in Shelby. Of course, it meant school would soon start again and I would be moving into another grade at Bayou Academy. But more importantly the month of August signaled that dove season was just around the corner. With dove season only […]

August 9, 2014 with 0 Comments
A College Education is a MUST

A College Education is a MUST

In two weeks, Cindy and I will almost be empty-nesters. Oldest son, Thomas will be moving into his junior year at Mississippi State University, and middle son, Jordan, will be entering his first year at Ole Miss. In fact, Jordan graduated a year early from Bayou Academy in order to attend Ole Miss. That will […]

August 1, 2014 with 2 Comments
Ole Miss Grads Work on Album

Ole Miss Grads Work on Album

Ole Miss graduates Norman Adcox (third from left, ’84, Broadcast Journalism) and Scott Coopwood (center, ’84 BA in English) found themselves playing acoustic guitars one afternoon on the front porch of the KA house when they were pledges. A quick musical bond took place as well as a long-lasting friendship. Shortly after…

July 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
Goodbye to a Delta Visionary

Goodbye to a Delta Visionary

On rare occasions, someone will come along seemingly out of nowhere, go to work for a company and almost single-handedly taking that organization to a new level. For the past 14 years, this community and the entire Mississippi Delta has benefited from someone like this, Dr. Luther Brown. Through his creativity, hard work and efforts,…

July 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
Beach Getaway to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Beach Getaway to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

My family and I have just returned from a few days visiting Gulf Shores, Alabama. My wife’s uncle from Meridian has a home in Gulf Shores and since I have known Cindy (27 years), we have been visiting Gulf Shores every couple of years. However, despite the many wonderful times we spend there, I’ll never […]

June 6, 2014 with 0 Comments
Good Luck to Seniors!

Good Luck to Seniors!

Like so many in the state, in a few days Cindy and I will watch our middle son, Jordan, graduate from high school. Two years ago we crossed this bridge with our oldest son, Thomas. This week, I have been catching myself thinking, “I wish we had done such and such … we always intended […]

May 9, 2014 with 0 Comments
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 1 Comment
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