The Thomas County Historical Society is proud to present a redesigned 2017 Spring Program series exploring the history, culture, ecology, and landscape of the Red Hills region. Dr. Mark Blackmore, Professor of Biology at Valdosta State University, will deliver “Mosquito-Borne Disease in Georgia: Connecting Our Past to the Present,” a lecture on the Yellow Fever epidemic of the early nineteenth century and discuss the mosquito-borne illness’ impact on South Georgia settlements. An expert on mosquito biology, Dr. Blackmore has published more than twenty scholarly peer-reviewed papers on the subject and has been on the faculty of Valdosta State University since 1996. For more info. call 229-226-7664 or visit www.thomascountyhistory.org.