"I just don't believe in the word 'can't' because that's one word I ain't never seen in the Bible, 'can't,'" Estella Sams says.
The entrepreneur doesn't let much stop her, but for almost 60 of her 75 years, there's one thing that's slowed the Jeffersonville native down.
She left school in 1956, even though her mother told her not to.
"She tried to get me to go on to school, but no, I wanted to get married, so I stopped, " Sams said.
Like Sams, more than one out of every four Twiggs County residents struggles with literacy.
She runs her own catering business with help from her family, but says it kept her out of a traditional job.