On June 26, 2018, Commissioner O'Neal Hamilton was awarded the Bennettsville Rotary Club's Annual Citizen of the Year Award.
In presenting Commissioner Hamilton with the Rotary Club's 4-Way Test Citizen of the Year Award, former Representative Doug Jennings stated, "I can think of no person more deserving of this award. O'Neal Hamilton has spent his lifetime serving the public at the city level, the county level, the state level, and the national level. He exemplifies the 4-Way Test in his professional, personal and family life, and he brings pride to all of Marlboro County by his unselfish service."