Business of the Month

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in May is Brister Orthodontics, located at 3007 Greenfield Road in Pearl. They have been in the current location for 6 years and have 10 staff members. They were previously located in the Park Place Shopping Center.  Dr. Dodd Brister offers a wide range of braces to meet the needs and desires of each individual patient. They offer the latest orthodontic options, including the “Invisalign” systems so that patients can correct their tooth alignment without the look of traditional braces.  Their team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with the compassionate and individualized care that they deserve. It is a priority for them to stay on time with each patient and not keep anyone waiting. They offer many different payment options and have convenient office hours Monday through Friday. To reach Brister Orthodontics call 601-824-5878 or visit their website at - See more at:

Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Brittney Williams of T & D Furniture for receiving the April Ambassador of the Month Award. Brittney received a $25 Gift Certificate from the Alumni House Sports Bar & Grill.

Firefighter of the Month

We are proud to announce that the city of Pearl Firefighter of the Month is Karl Kolb. Karl started with Pearl Fire Department on October 7, 2014.  Previously, he had served with the Vicksburg Fire Department for almost two years.  Upon hiring with the city, Karl made an immediate impact with his positive attitude and hard work.  He completed his EMT certification in 2012 and then began working on his prerequisites for the Paramedic program.  Karl enrolled in the paramedic program in the fall of 2015.  He demonstrated a strong work ethic in his studies and he has already received an achievement award from Holmes Community College. He is on pace to finish valedictorian of his class when he graduates in August of 2016.  In addition to his EMS training, he also has logged over 1000 hours of training at the Mississippi State Fire Academy.  Karl is highly respected by his peers and continues to be a great asset to the Pearl Fire Department.  Karl works on B-Shift at Station 2 on Pearson Road.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Karl with a framed certificate, a Cracker Barrel gift basket along with a meal for two and a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card. Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger gift card; Reliant Physical Therapy donated a $25 Subway gift card; the Pearl Credit Union donated a $25 Visa gift card; McAlister’s Deli donated a certificate for dinner for two; Signmark donated an insulated cooler and Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 gift certificate.

Officer of the Month

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in May is Detective Jim Brown. Jim is a retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Security Police with 26 years of service. After his retirement from the USAF in 2006, Jim served for 5 years as a Conservation Officer with the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, operating the Turcotte Education and Shooting Facility. In 2011 Jim continued his service as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Pearl Police Department where he is currently a Detective with the Criminal Investigations Division. Jim is certified in many classes and is a certified instructor in numerous classes. The list of his credentials is very long and extremely impressive. Jim has also had an extensive teaching career. He is currently certified as a firearms instructor with the State of Mississippi. Jim is the author of the plan of instruction for the Enhanced Carry Qualification Course, Mississippi Concealed Carry Weapon Permit.


On April 13th Detective Jim Brown responded to a medical call in response to a 30 year old male not breathing.  Once Det. Brown arrived on-scene he made entry to the residence and saw an older male attempting rescue breathing on the 30 year old male.  He then checked the gentleman’s neck and arm for a pulse and discovered that no pulse was present. He contacted headquarters and advised them that he was initiating chest compressions.  Det. Brown began and continued chest compressions until the Pearl Fire Department and Pafford arrived on-scene.  Once other emergency responders arrived, he continued chest compressions while medical responders prepped him for further lifesaving actions.  After being informed that they were ready to take over, he stopped administering chest compressions and allowed medical personnel to take over.  Immediately after stopping, it was obvious that the gentleman now had a pulse.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Though medical help was not far away, Det. Brown chose not to wait and took immediate action that saved the man’s life. 


The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Det. Brown with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket with a meal for two included. Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger gift card; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union  donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 Gift Certificate and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 54125
Pearl, MS 39288

(601) 939 3338
(601) 936 5717

President: Gene Newman, Mississippi Bonding Company
President-Elect: Ron Morgan, AcuTax
1st Vice President: Steve DeSalvo, Mississippi Braves
2nd Vice President: Cindy Williams, Community Bank
3rd Vice President: Scott Baldwin, Scott Miracle Gro
Past President: Terry Rast, Alphagraphics
Treasurer: Debby Jones, Bank of Yazoo


Tammy Armstrong, T&D Furniture
Ron Bingham, Camp Pioneer
Andy Eaton, Andy Eaton Insurance
Emily Fisher, Renasant Bank
Tommie Hill, Retired Educator
Rick Lacey, Spring Lake Event Venue
Dr. Ray Morgigno, Pearl Public School District
Dunaway Rooks, Revell Hardware
Phil Sanderson, Fads & Frames
Dr. Norman Session, Hinds Community College
Melissa Wade, Southern Society Real Estate


Kathy Deer, Executive Director   
Brande Lewis, Administrative Assistant
Jerry Hester, Member Services

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