Welcome to Colbert, GA

                             City of the Red Cannas

City HallThe City of Colbert was first chartered as Five Forks in 1899. The roads from Diamond Hill, Danielsville, Comer, Crawford and Athens came together at a point near where the traffic signal is now located. The name of Five Forks was changed to Colbert in 1909 in honor of the Colbert Family, one of the early residents. The railroad was built thru Five Forks in 1891. The depot was constructed in 1892 and served as the Colbert City Hall until December 2020.  City Hall is now located in the old Colbert School on First Ave. Up until the 1950’s, cotton was king in the area. In 1970 the Colbert July 4th celebration and barbeque began. We have observed our 50th annual event.  Red Cannas have been our official flower since the 1960’s.

A 150-page History of Colbert book is available at the Colbert City Hall for a cost of $20.00. Colbert has grown over the years and our latest census report was 630 residents.  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

COUNCIL MEETING OCTOBER 3, 2022 CITY HALL AUDITORIUM @ 7 PM

  The Madison County Chamber of Commerce has offered to hold a candidate forum for the City of Colbert. The tentative time will be October 10th at 6:00 PM. Location will be at Colbert City Hall Auditorium. The public will be invited but will not have any interaction. The Forum will be mediated by Anna Strickland with the Chamber amd will be broadcast via Facebook live.  There will be no debating each other, however each candidate will answer 4-5 questions about the City.  

COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 7, 2022 CITY HALL AUDITORIUM @ 7 PM

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 15TH CITY HALL AUDITORIUM @ 7 PM-TO SWEAR IN NEW MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER

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SPECIAL ELECTION

Candidates Qualifying for the Special Election to take place on November 8, 2022 are as follows:

Gregory S. Magrum-Qualifying for Mayor

Tim Wyatt-Qualifying for Mayor

Michelle Cole-Qualifying for Council Post 4

Chris Peck-Qualifying for Council Post 4

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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