The leaves have finally fallen off the trees in the Talladega National Forest near Heflin. Wild turkeys scurry in the brush as a watchful hawk flies above the pines searching for prey. A gunshot carried by the breeze from a distant hunter echoes up a hollow as pileated woodpeckers chatter about.

 A rehabilitated bald eagle was released Saturday morning at the back of Vista Cliffside  Restaurant at Mount Cheaha. The eagle has been in rehab at the Southeastern Raptor Center since June after is was found at the Anniston Airport unable to fly.

Halloween in Heflin:  Cleburne County Nursing Home Halloween party and First United Methodist Church Preschool kids on Ross Street.