Owens Cross Roads
The City Council meets at 6:00PM
The following dates have been established for City Council Meetings:
August 1, 2023
August 8, 2023
August 22, 2023
September 12, 2023
September 26, 2023
October 10, 2023
October 24, 2023
November 14, 2023
November 28, 2023
December 5, 2023
December 19, 2023
Proud to be a descendent of multiple generations of Craigs that have raised their families in Owens Cross Roads, Mayor Tony Craig has been a resident of Owens Cross Roads for most of his life. He graduated from New Hope High School in 1976, and graduated Athens State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was employed by SCI, Martin Marietta, and Rockwell International before moving home and landing at Boeing in 1985.
Throughout his life, Tony has given back to the community he loves. He served as a Volunteer Fire Fighter with Owens Cross Roads Volunteer Fire Department, was heavily involved in the Owens Cross Roads Recreational League, and served as Vice President and President of the League for several years. He was part of the original Planning Commission for Owens Cross Roads. Tony served as a council member for 20 years, then was elected Mayor of Owens Cross Roads in 2012 and continues to serve in that position.
While serving on the council and as Mayor, he has been part of several areas of growth: sewer system expansion, multiple real estate developments, the building of a new Town Hall, Owens Cross Roads Rec Center improvements, installation of storm shelters, small business development, multiple road improvements, and growth & improvement of both the fire and police departments to include a new fleet of police vehicles, new protective vests & body cameras for the police officers, the purchase of a new fire truck and a grant for the fire department to obtain scuba equipment. Tony also has a great working relationship with the Madison County District 3 Commissioner Craig Hill and State Representative District 22 Ritchie Whorton.
Each year since 2007, Mayor Craig, has portrayed Santa to the community children.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, are the proud parents of 1 college age son, Andrew. He and his family love Owens Cross Roads and are excited to see what the future holds for the continuing growth of the city.
Council Member – Seat 2
Larry Furlough is a native of Owens Cross Roads, AL. He attended both Owens Cross Roads Elementary and New Hope High School. He worked for his father, Charles Furlough, in the towing and recovery business from 1976-1996. He started his own construction business in 1996. Larry went to work for Tara Mfg. Inc. in 1997, but kept his construction company. His first position with Tara Mfg. was shipping manager, then he transferred to Tara Graphics as a print tech. In 1999, he became the manager of Tara Graphics. In 2000, he helped start a new company, TAS, Tara Advertising Systems. In 2002, he was given the title of “Factory Injury and Injury Reports”. In 2004, he was the assistant to Engineer in R & D. Then in 2005 he was asked to oversee the relocation of the Tara Graphics to New Hope. In 2008, he was appointed over the startup of a new division, Classic Spa Covers, Inc. In 2010, he was asked to take over Purchasing for Tara Mfg. and he is currently the acting COO. He has taken Electronic Classes at Drake Technical College. He has received a Green Belt in Six Sigma, as well as attended a 12 week class for Dale Carnegie Course. In 2003, he began to provide affordable homes and apartments for the Owens Cross Roads and New Hope areas. He was elected to Owens Cross Roads City Council Place #2 for a four year term. HE is currently on his 5th term.
Council Member – Seat 3
Scott Baker is a native of Owens Cross Roads, AL. He attended both Owens Cross Roads Elementary and New Hope High School. Then moved to Florence, AL where he attended the University of North Alabama graduating with two degrees. After graduating from the University of North Alabama, Scott returned to Owens Cross Roads to help with the family business, Baker’s Hardware. After working with customers in the store, he soon learned he would like to take those relationships outdoors. Scott then started selling landscape resources, and building custom homes. Since then he has continued to build custom homes throughout Madison County, and took to land development starting with Gingerwood Estates in Owens Cross Roads.
Scott is married to Amy Baker, and they have two children Hayden (12) and Layne (5). When not working, you will find Scott enjoying time with his family. Scott is glad to be able to give back to his home community and serve as a local city councilman.
Council Member – Seat 4
Terry Mann has served in Seat 4 on the City Council since 2020.
Terry was born in Madison County, Alabama and grew up in New Hope, Owens Cross Roads and Gurley communities.
After graduating from New Hope High School, he joined the U.S. Navy. While stationed in Vietnam working as a helicopter mechanic, he became part of the elite group known as the “Seawolves”. Shortly, after returning to the states, he decided to join the Army National Guard retiring after serving 17 years.
He was employed at Redstone Arsenal and retired after 23 years.
In his free time, Terry likes to teach auto mechanics to any young person interested while rebuilding and restoring antique vehicles. He also has a great love for riding horses.
Council Member – Seat 5
James Mann was appointed to Council Place 5, in 2019. He was born and raised in the Owens Cross Roads, New Hope and Gurley communities. He has remained in the North Alabama area for his entire work and school career, graduating from Madison County High School then earning an Associates degree from JF Drake in Applied Technology and then a Bachelor of Science from UAH in Electrical Engineering. Currently he works for the Department of Defense as an Electronics Engineer.
Mayors of Owens Cross Roads
Tony Craig 2012 – Current
Curt Craig 1992 – 2012
Robert “Bob” Layne 1988 -1992
Thomas “Steve” Baker 1977-1988
Charley Sneed 1967-1977