City Attorney John Crone Retires-Will Continue to Practice Law

Longtime Hickory City Attorney John Crone was honored at his final city council meeting Tuesday.

Mayor Hank Guess presented Crone with a key to the city and a rocking chair as retirement gifts. Crone is leaving after 28 years as the city’s main legal adviser, but he will continue to practice law at the firm of Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor.

Speaking to a group that included several members of his own family, Crone thanked the people of the city council.

He became emotional as he discussed his love for the city and recent changes to the city such as the renovation of downtown Hickory and the City Walk.


Retiring Hickory City Attorney John Crone, left, speaks with Mayor Hank Guess at the reception prior to his last Hickory City Council meeting. Crone is leaving the position as city attorney after 28 years but will continue to practice law.


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