COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - The first African-American female to head the state's Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole Services has resigned.
The governor's office confirmed Wednesday morning Gov. Nikki Haley accepted the resignation of Kela Thomas.
Haley said she is "grateful for the tremendous service both she and her family have given to our state and the agency."
Scott Norton, currently the agency's deputy director for field operations, will serve as acting director as the governor begins a search for a new director.