Dear Editor,

I read with interest former county Councilman Jim Kearse’s letter to the editor concerning the consolidation of the Barnwell County schools. I am not aware of all the details, but from his letter, it seems that Blackville and Williston will merge, and Barnwell will remain separate. While there would certainly be advantages to a larger school, the towns of Barnwell County often seem to compete rather than cooperate, and I suspect there is more worry about high school football than actual education. Eliminating one choice of the football team’s name would just make things simpler.