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 firstname.lastname@example.org
On the cover of the Delta Business Journal that our company publishes, we recently featured blues icon Robert Johnson. We received more response from this article than any article we have ever published in the DBJ during our 14-year run. We were stunned. This large response underscored to me the importance of blues music and [...]
The great writer, Mark Twain, once remarked that the coldest winter he had ever experienced was the summer he spent in San Francisco. Having visited San Francisco in the summer many times, I can personally confirm Twain’s statement! A few weeks ago, my wife Cindy and I finally found the time to get away for [...]
With the arrival of this spring weather, our publication, Delta Magazine, decided to get out and enjoy some of it. We accomplished this by taking most of our staff and a few close friends on the road and traveling around the Delta region in search of story ideas for some of our upcoming issues. We [...]
No, I’m not talking about football! Like so many businesses, in our business, we look closely at quarters of each year. How did we do this first quarter in 2013 as compared to the first quarter in 2012? Half way through the first quarter of 2013, and looking back through the years, it occurs to [...]
Growing up in the small Delta community of Shelby, one of our great pastimes was riding motorcycles all over town. It didn’t matter if you were eight or 18, the police could have cared less. Those experiences helped launch my high school sport, motocross racing, and I raced from the sixth grade until my first [...]
The New York-Mississippi Central Park Picnic is one of Mississippi’s greatest assets. For the past eight years, I have helped produce this wonderful event up in the Big Apple. The 33rd Annual New York – Mississippi Central Park Picnic took place last year on June 9. Mississippi writers, artists, blues and bluegrass musicians, as..
Myth: the publishing industry is on its knees and newspapers, more than any other printed product, will soon disappear. I certainly hope not. And, you are currently reading this on the Internet! For the past five years, I have heard this over and over from various publishing circles here in the state as well as [...]
Recently, I attended a meeting my good friend, Malcolm White, Director of the Mississippi Arts Commission put together. The meeting was made up of those in North Mississippi who are directly involved or interested in tourism. During the meeting, Malcolm said something to the effect that on a daily basis, Mississippians touch the lives of..
Scott Coopwood is the owner and publisher of Delta Magazine, Delta Business Journal, and The Cleveland Current, based in Cleveland. Email him at email@example.com While we in the Mississippi Delta are thankful of our convention and visitor’s bureaus and of the Mississippi Development Authority’s tourism department for promoting..
Scott Coopwood, a seventh generation Deltan, lives in Cleveland, Mississippi, with his wife Cindy and their three children. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Last week, I was cleaning out some filing cabinets in my office when I ran across a newspaper clipping of the death of famous boxer, Joe Frazier, along with some notes [...]
Last weekend outside of Oxford, traffic came to a standstill as thousands of motorists were driving into town to see the Ole Miss – Mississippi State football game. Cindy, daughter Travis and I, were part of the brigade. During the past 20 years, I have attended only three Ole Miss football games, and up until [...]
In his classic Delta autobiography, Lanterns On the Levee, William Alexander Percy wrote, “With us, when you speak of ‘the river,’ though there be many, you mean always the same one, the great river, the shifting, unappeasable god of the country, feared and loved … the Mississippi.” The Mississippi River created..