- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The warden of the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility is resigning after about 15 months on the job.

Sheriff Milton Gaston Sr. tells the Delta Democrat Times (http://bit.ly/1bnP9TX ) that Warden Mary L. Pippins thought she deserved a raise and he was told by the board of supervisors there was no money for it.

Pippins last day is Thursday. Sheriff’s Maj. Percy Miles will be interim warden.

Pippins has worked more than 25 years in corrections. Pippins is only the second warden to hold the position since the facility opened in September 2011.

The previous warden, Alma Harris, resigned in August 2012. Miles also served as interim warden until Pippins came on board in November 2012.

Gaston says he has started looking for a new warden.

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Information from: Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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