- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Officials in a west Georgia city say “Pokemon Go” players are no longer allowed in its cemeteries.

The Newnan Times-Herald (https://bit.ly/2aePqAR ) reports the Newnan City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits people from playing internet or cellphone games at the city’s three cemeteries.

Newnan City Manager Cleatus Phillips says the city has received multiple complaints about people damaging a fence, blocking roadways and running on and across gravesites.

Newnan Police Chief Douglas Buster Meadows says that recently 50 people were in the cemetery at one time.

The city about 38 miles southwest of Atlanta is among the latest locations to object to the game.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery requested earlier this month that smartphone users refrain from “catching” Pokemon when visiting the landmarks.

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This story has been corrected to show the dateline is Newnan, Ga., not Washington.

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