News In Brief - November 11, 2007

Man dies in single-vehicle wreck on dirt road

HICKORY GROVE -- A 68-year-old Hickory Grove man has died after his pickup truck ran off a dirt road and overturned, authorities said.

Bobby Dean Moss of 5671 Wylie Ave. died Friday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle wreck, York County interim Coroner Sabrina Gast said. He died at the scene, she said.

Around 5:15 p.m., Moss traveled in a 2000 Ford pickup along Montview Road, a dirt road, at a high rate of speed, said Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The truck ran off the right side of the road and overturned, Johnson said.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor, he said.

Moss, who wore a seat belt, was the only person in the truck, Johnson said.

Singer, sound company say S.C. State didn't pay

ORANGEBURG -- The manager of a Grammy-winning singer and the owner of a Greenville-based sound company say South Carolina State University failed to pay them after performances at the school's homecoming concert last month.

Singer Peabo Bryson and R&B group Silk performed at the concert Oct. 27. But Jeff Alston of Bronx, N.Y.-based Rebel said Bryson is owed $16,000.

Madison Meadows of the Greenville-based Audio Mass company said the school still owes him $3,900. But the university said it doesn't owe anyone anything.

Edwin Givens, the university's special assistant for legal and government affairs, said the school paid a promoter and his company.

"S.C. State University paid Dee Consulting and Mr. Darwin Rencher in full as per the terms and conditions of the contract," Givens wrote in a statement.

The school will work with the singer's management to ensure he is compensated, but is "in no way liable for payment due to Mr. Bryson," Givens wrote.

Alston and Meadows said they both signed contracts with Rencher.